Response to the theatrical release of "Meet the Mormons" has significantly exceeded expectations, a Church spokesman said today.
In the opening 24 hours, the documentary-style movie that portrays the personal stories of six diverse Latter-day Saints and their families was shown in 317 theaters across the nation and attracted capacity audiences, ranking No. 10 nationwide in total box office sales.
"Meet the Mormons" was the number one film in over 100 locations, with sold out showings reported across the country, including New York City, Detroit, Miami, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Dallas, Phoenix, and various locations in California.
Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said this was the first time the Church has managed a theatrical release of this kind, and Church leaders are pleased with the response.
All net proceeds from the film will be given to the American Red Cross.
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