Based on the true story of former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director-turned-pro-life advocate Abby Johnson, “Unplanned” landed the No. 5 spot at the box office after a surprisingly strong opening weekend.
Despite only being released in 1,059 select theaters across the country, the indie film garnered about $6.1 million in its first three days, more than double the $2-3 million it had been projected to earn.
The movie also earned the praise of pro-life Vice President Mike Pence, who tweeted Monday:
So good to see movie theaters across the country showing @UnplannedMovie -- a deeply inspiring new pro-life film based on the best-selling book by @AbbyJohnson. More & more Americans are embracing the sanctity of life because of powerful stories like this one. #Unplanned— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) April 1, 2019
A bold pro-life voice in an overwhelmingly pro-abortion movie industry, “Unplanned” tells the true story of how one of the youngest clinic directors in Planned Parenthood’s history became a staunch pro-life advocate after personally witnessing an unborn child being aborted at 13 weeks. The film’s success comes even after every major TV network other than Fox News refused to allow ads for the movie on their programs, after a Twitter “glitch” temporarily disabled the movie’s page on opening night, and despite being slapped with an “R” rating despite its total lack of language, sexuality, nudity or graphic violence.
If your local cinema isn’t showing the film yet, not to worry – “Unplanned” is set to open in another 600 theaters next weekend.