“Breakthrough” tells the miraculous true story of Joyce and John Smith, a mother and son who rely on the power of prayer and the Holy Spirit following an accident in which John is pronounced dead by doctors at the hospital. After 45 minutes, his mother’s desperate supplications to God bring him back to life after the doctors lost all hope.
The movie which is an actual real-life miracle story became popular in theaters despite stiff competition as “Avengers: Endgame” set some historic box office
The movie held at a strong 4th place after opening at number-3 at the box office. This is the first theatrical release for Fox under Disney that has brought in more than $26 million.
‘This is us’ Actress Chrissy Metz who plays the mother, Joyce Smith and Breakthrough’s producer, Devon Franklin spoke with CBN News about their film’s success.
“I think the film did so well and continues to do well because people are being transformed by this true story,” Franklin said.
“This movie, it is a true story, and you will be changed by seeing it, People are seeing it multiple times, and that’s so rewarding,” Metz said.
The movie’s Executive Producer, Samuel Rodriguez who is the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference stated during the red carpet interview that the film almost went overlooked:
“I felt the Holy Spirit tell me to do this, put it on the big screen. So I’m thinking how do I get it on the big screen? Coincidentally, one of my closest friends is a guy named Devon Franklin,”
This project is the latest work from DeVon Franklin, the filmmaker behind ‘Heaven Is For Real‘ and ‘Miracles From Heaven’.
Franklin told Rodriguez that people are always sending him film ideas so he passed on the idea when it was first pitched. However, Rodriguez had another way to pitch the story to the popular filmmaker:
“I set it all up. I put him (Franklin) on my TV program and I put Jason (Noble), John and Joyce (Smith) in the green room and went, ‘Meet DeVon’ who they had never met before.
I set it all up, walked away, had a latte in my hand and I went, ‘Holy Spirit do your thing.’ And the rest is history. Here we are.”
Ladies and gentlemen the movie “Breakthrough” is now in theaters nationwide. According to Chrissy Metz, the responses have been mindblowing:
“It’s amazing to see all the responses we’ve gotten, even before this interview, Someone reached out to me to let me know they brought someone who was an atheist to the film. And that person is now considering that maybe there is a God.”
You should go check it out the movie Breakthrough, it’s bound to stir up your faith and convict your heart towards understanding and believing in the power of Jesus.