THE BLIND Takes Hollywood by Surprise
Story of Duck Dynasty Patriarch Phil Robertson Flies High Opening Weekend, Landing in Top 5
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2023) — Tread Lively, GND Media Group, and Fathom Events announce the successful opening weekend of THE BLIND, which premiered in theaters nationwide September 28. The film delivered $5.1 million in ticket sales in over 1700 theaters, finishing 4th at the box office on opening weekend, including Thursday previews, with an impressive 99% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
“We are thankful that so many people are going to the theaters to support this film and experience this incredible story of redemption,” says executive producer Willie Robertson. “Thousands of people are leaving theaters with renewed hope and a sense that it’s not too late to turn their lives around.”
The distribution is being handled by Fathom Events, who introduced The Blind as one of the first titles in Fathom’s new specialty distribution model, giving the film a ten-day run based upon the quality of the production, the powerful, uplifting story and how it would resonate with audiences.
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“The early success of THE BLIND proves that audiences are hungry for honest and encouraging content,” said Zach Dasher, one of the film’s producers and a nephew of Phil Robertson. “We want people everywhere to be reminded that there is hope, even when it seems impossible.”
Based on the life of Phil and Kay Robertson, THE BLIND is a powerful true story of love, hardship, and redemption. With a talented cast, including Aron von Andrian (DODGER), Amelia Eve (THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR), Brielle Robillard (The Lake), Matthew Erick White (Station 19), directed by Andrew Hyatt (PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST; FULL OF GRACE), and original script by Stephanie Katz, THE BLIND shows that no one is beyond the grace of God, and no one is so far gone that they cannot turn their life around.
For more information, visit https://theblindmovie.com/.
About Fathom Events
Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
About Tread Lively:
Tread Lively is a fully integrated production company focused on film, TV, podcasting, and digital platforms. The Tread Lively team has produced and delivered more than 100 million podcast downloads and more than 2 billion views. Our story is to tell your story. For more information, go to https://treadlively.com.
About GND Media Group:
GND Media Group is the company founded by Troy Duhon and Robert Katz out of a deep heartfelt desire to bring a Bible-based message to the world through movies, concerts, books and other media resources. We prayerfully seek to unite a powerful scriptural message with excellent production quality to provide an entertaining and life changing message to Christians and those seeking the truth. For more information, go to http://www.gndmediagroup.com/our-mission.