After grossing more than $52 million at the box office, “Jesus Revolution” is at the top of Amazon’s list of bestsellers in movies and TV.
The film based on a book by evangelist Greg Laurie was released in theaters Feb. 24 and was the No. 3 movie in the country its opening weekend. It’s now available for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray, and for rental or purchase on streaming services.
“I think people are hungry in our nation spiritually,” Laurie tweeted with a screenshot showing the movie’s DVD and Blu-ray versions at #1 and #2 on the Amazon list.
“There are many indications of this across the board,” he noted. “One of them is the interest in this film about the last great spiritual awakening that swept our nation called the Jesus Movement.”
What it’s about
“Jesus Revolution” recounts Laurie’s own spiritual journey during the revival that swept the nation in the 1970s.
Chuck Smith, late pastor of Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California, is portrayed by Kelsey Grammer in the film, and Jonathan Roumie of “The Chosen” TV series plays evangelist Lonnie Frisbee.
Laurie, now senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, urged Christians to host “Jesus Revolution” watch parties with family and friends and use the viewing experience to introduce them to Christ. The DVD and Blu-ray versions include a sermonette in which he explains the good news of Jesus.
Opening doors to gospel message
“The great thing about this film is it touches people and so many are open to the gospel after watching it,” he tweeted the day the film released on digital platforms. “We have heard so many stories of people coming to Christ after they saw the film in theaters.”
“Jesus Revolution” was produced by Kingdom Story Company, the studio behind faith-centered movies “I Still Believe” and “I Can Only Imagine.” It was a hit with moviegoers, scoring an A+ CinemaScore from viewers polled on opening night, and a 99% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.