Candace Cameron Bure Celebrates ’Unsung Hero’ Box Office Success

Unsung Hero movie Lionsgate
Unsung Hero movie credit Lionsgate

Candace Cameron Bure celebrated the box office success of her movie “Unsung Hero,” noting that it took over the 3rd place spot in America on Mothers’ Day.

In a post on Monday on Instagram, the 48-year-old actress shared a shot of the cast of the film from Lionsgate and Kingdom Story Company — which celebrates faith and sends the message “family is not in the way; they are the way,” as previously reported.

The movie, which tells the true story about the family behind the hugely successful Christian band, for King + Country, got a boost on Mothers’ Day earning an estimated $2.25M this weekend (from 2,272 locations), bringing the new total for domestic gross to $16.79 million, according to Box Office Reports.

From the studio responsible for “Jesus Revolution,” “Unsung Hero” found big box office success after earning nearly $8 million its opening weekend when it hit theaters nationwide on April 26, coming in 2nd place, the Hollywood Reporter noted. Its second weekend out, the movie struggled to remain in the top five spot — before rebounding over the Mothers’ Day weekend.

A description of the film from Lionsgate tells the story of the Smallbone family, David and Helen, who packed up everything they owned and moved their entire family from Australia to Nashville in the ’90s in hopes of a better future after “David’s successful music company collapsed.”

“With nothing more than their six children, their suitcases, and their love of music, David (for KING + COUNTRY’s Joel Smallbone) and his pregnant wife Helen (Daisy Betts) set out to rebuild their lives from the ground up,” the description added. “Based on a remarkable true story, a mom’s faith stands against all odds; and inspires her husband and children to hold onto theirs.”

Produced by brothers Luke and Joel Smallbone with Joshua Walsh and Justin Tolley, the cast includes Joel Smallbone — who plays his father in the film, Bure, Kirrilee Berger, Jonathan Jackson, Lucas Black, and Terry O’Quinn.

Daily Wire host Michael Knowles spoke to for King + Country’s brothers Joel and Luke about the movie and the message about family they hope moviegoers come away with after watching their film.

“Mom had found her dream,” Joel said. “She always wanted to be a mom, and so she was living out her dream. And she really lifted up dad, and went literally and figuratively to the ends of the earth for him in search of his dream, which was to find himself in music, specifically Christian music.”

“And out of that unexpectedly, there’s another phrase in the film that says, your family is not in the way they are,” he added. “But I have to note that this is so much more than just our family. The real unsung heroes of this film are moms. The real unsung hero is family, and we’re just excited to make family and moms potentially the number one conversation in the United States coming into this weekend in the theaters.”

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