Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith and media: I believe in music. It’s one of God’s greatest gifts for lifting the spirit and expressing positive ideas. Here are five expressions of musical wisdom that I think are apt during this weird period of social distancing. If there’s a silver lining here, it’s in […]
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.”