THE SHIFT – This Year’s Unexpected Christmas Film – Holds Top 10 Position For Second Weekend In Theaters
(PROVO, Utah — December 11, 2023) THE SHIFT, the debut original theatrical release from Angel Studios, the studio behind the summer blockbuster SOUND OF FREEDOM, continues a strong run at the box office and remains in the Top 10 for its second weekend in theaters.
Brandon Purdie, Executive Vice President, Global Theatrical Distribution at Angel Studios noted, “This project is resonating in an amazing fashion, with fans seeing the film in theaters multiple times, creating their own fan-networks, and overwhelming our team with merch orders.”
THE SHIFT has struck a chord with viewers, who awarded the film a Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score of 87, with one viewer* saying, “This is a movie that sticks with you. I must say, I like a movie that doesn’t give you all it has on the first date. You have to probe, you have to ponder.”
View the New Christmas Trailer for THE SHIFT here
With a plot referred to by Rebecca Cusey from Christianity Today** as “THE MATRIX meets IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE,” THE SHIFT is an independent sci-fi romance inspired by the book of Job. The film shares the story of Kevin, a man who travels across worlds to reunite with the love of his life, Molly. When a mysterious adversary known as The Benefactor threatens Kevin’s survival and sends him to a dystopian reality, he fights to return to the world he knows and the woman he loves. Will hope and faith be enough to find his way back?
THE SHIFT stars Kristoffer Polaha (WONDER WOMAN 1984, JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION), Neal McDonough (MINORITY REPORT, Yellowstone), Sean Astin (LORD OF THE RINGS, Stranger Things), Liz Tabish (The Chosen), Rose Reid (SURPRISED BY OXFORD), and John Billingsley (Star Trek Enterprise, THE MAN FROM EARTH)
THE SHIFT is the debut film from writer/director Brock Heasley and was produced by Ken Carpenter (SURPRISED BY OXFORD, FINDING YOU) for Nook Entertainment.
THE SHIFT: Box Office Results
Theater count: 2415
Weekend Box Office Projection: $2,159,077
Total Cume Box Office Projection: $8,501,877
About Angel Studios: Angel Studios is the home of stories that amplify light. Through the Angel Guild, tens of thousands of investors choose which titles the studio will next distribute. Angel Studios allows filmmakers and audiences to form passionate communities around their creative projects, making the story behind the story as important as the final project itself. The Chosen and Dry Bar Comedy—two of Angel Studios’ originals—have earned billions of views around the world, and now SOUND OF FREEDOM has become a global box-office hit. Learn more at Angel.com