Here’s 2020’s first dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Talking dollars and sense. So, despite his obviously passionate following, entrepreneur Andrew Yang was kept off the Democratic debate this week because of party rules that excluded him before an actual vote was cast. Some lamented that the all-white stage lacked racial inclusiveness. I’m all […]
Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media:
Harriet Tubman and film producer Debra Martin Chase are having a moment. The long-awaited film Harriet opened strong in 2,059 theaters nationwide last weekend, pulling in an impressive $12 million over three days and ranking fourth at the domestic box office. That’s significantly higher than the $7.5-$9 million the industry was predicting. The biopic held up very well against such big-budget fantasy franchises as Terminator: Dark Fate, Joker and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Harriet also received an A+ CinemaScore (measuring moviegoer reactions) and currently has a 98% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes with 1,633 verified ratings.
Reflecting on her film’s success, producer Debra Martin Chase says “This is not a slave movie. This is a movie that says we cannot control the circumstances into which we are born, but we can control what we do once we get here.”