Hit Oklahoma-made film 'I Can Only Imagine' released on DVD and Blu-ray today
The Oklahoma-made movie "I Can Only Imagine," based on the story behind the smash song of the same name, debuts today on Blu-ray and DVD.
As previously reported, the faith-based film dropped last on Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes.
The film made more than $83 million during its run in theaters, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
As previously reported, the movie hit a high note at the domestic box office during its March opening weekend, bringing in $17.1 million. Distributed by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, the fact-based film more than doubled its modest $7 million budget in its initial weekend alone, when it ranked third at the domestic box office behind the opening of the reboot of “Tomb Raider,” starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, in the No. 2 slot with $23.5 million from 3,854 sites, and Disney-Marvel’s pop-culture juggernaut "Black Panther," which scored a rare fifth consecutive weekend at No. 1 with $27 million from 3,834 locations.
As previously reported, “I Can Only Imagine” tells the story behind the multiplatinum song of the same name, which found an audience with both pop and Christian fans everywhere, selling millions of copies worldwide and reaching the top of the Billboard Top 200 singles chart.
Based on the true story of lead singer Bart Millard and the popular contemporary Christian band MercyMe, which was formed in Edmond, the film was written by Jon Erwin and Brent McCorkle.
As previously reported, principal photography took place for “I Can Only Imagine” in Oklahoma and wrapped in January 2017. The film utilized the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by the Oklahoma Film + Music Office.
The cast includes Quaid (“Soul Surfer,” “The Day After Tomorrow”), Trace Adkins (“Deepwater Horizon,” “Mom’s Night Out”), Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman (“Young Frankenstein,” “The Croods”), Madeline Carroll (“Swing Vote,” “Machine Gun Preacher”), Priscilla Shirer (“War Room”) and, in his screen debut, Broadway’s J. Michael Finley (“Les Miserables”) as Millard.
The film is directed by brothers Jon and Andrew Erwin, whose previous credits include hit films such as “October Baby,” “Moms’ Night Out” and “Woodlawn." Daryl Lefever and Cindy Bond produced the film alongside co-producers Josh Walsh and Joe Knopp and executive producers Travis Mann, Simon Swart and Scott Brickell.
As previously reported, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin recently signed House Bill 3473 into law, which made "I Can Only Imagine" the state inspirational song. The signed legislation was presented to MercyMe at the beginning of the band's OKC concert Saturday night at Frontier City. To see photos of the ceremony, click here.
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