moviemakers who scored a surprise hit two years ago with Facing the
Giants, will hit 860 screens nationwide Friday.
depicts the struggle of firefighter Caleb Holt (Kirk Cameron), who has drifted
apart from his wife of seven years and is considering a divorce.
is no easy solution,” Stephen Kendrick says. “There are some unique twists at
the end of the movie. You will find lots of laughter but also some tear-jerking
Pains, says he knew he needed to be part of this film from the moment he
read the script.
Cameron, who was asked to audition for the part because the producers wanted to
ensure that the right person was cast in each role. “I really believe the Lord
… directed them to do this [film].”
potential to help troubled marriages, pastors nationwide are renting out
theaters and planning to buy tickets for firefighters, who suffer a 75 percent
divorce rate because of the high stress of their job.
movie “could make an impact at the box office this weekend and beyond,” the
Los Angeles Times observed. Rated PG because of the intensity of some of
the firefighting scenes, Fireproof has been No. 1 in advance sales on
movie ticketing site Fandango.com with 31 percent of this week's business.
Fireproof showings. Rodney Redmond, owner of the Sanctuary Christian
bookstore in Columbus, Ga., bought 500 tickets for two showings—one for Saturday
and one on Sunday, the (Columbus) Ledger-Enquirer reported.
only to be part of the film, “is already the No. 2 best-seller year-to-date.”
Officials from Broadman and Holman, the book’s publishing house, said The
Love Dare has sold 300,000 copies and is already in its third printing.
said― adding that the film was saturated with prayer.
we write, when we produce, in all of our work.”
sales this weekend, it will expand to other theaters nationwide.