The new Christian movie Unsung Hero has rocketed to box office success, becoming the number two movie in America after its release on Apr. 26.

The faith-based film, from the Kingdom Story Company – the same studio behind Jesus Revolution and I Can Only Imagine – has grossed over $9.2 million so far on its $6 million budget. The movie only came in behind the R-rated Challengers which has grossed $29.2 million on a $55 million budget.

The movie tells the story of the Smallbone family, with brothers Luke and Joel Smallbone from the Grammy Award-winning Christian band for KING & COUNTRY, and their sister Rebecca St. James.

According to a description of the movie,

When David Smallbone’s successful music company collapses, he moves his family from Australia to the United States in search of a brighter future. With nothing more than their six children, their suitcases, and their love of music, David (for KING + COUNTRY’s Joel Smallbone) and his pregnant wife Helen (Daisy Betts) set out to rebuild their lives from the ground up. Based on a remarkable true story, a mum’s faith stands against all odds; and inspires her husband and children to hold onto theirs.

You can watch the trailer for the film below:

Joel Smallbone wrote a post on Instagram, thanking fans of the movie for their support.

“The 10-year-old Joel Smallbone would never have believed that he’d have the chance to put his family’s life story on the silver screen. Let alone make it to being the second-most seen movie out of the 500 films or so that are released to theaters every year,” he wrote.

“Thank you for believing, for putting moms, miracles and family in front of America and the world.”

You can purchase tickets for Unsung Hero here.

You can read Plugged In’s review of Unsung Hero.

If you want to learn more about Rebecca St. James, and Joel and Luke Smallbone from the band, For King & Country, check out the latest episode of Focus on the Family with Jim Daly, “Trusting God as a Family Through Adversity.” They share how God provided for them in their time of need through family prayer and the support of other believers.

Related articles and resources:

Trusting God As a Family Through Adversity

Focus on the Family: Unsung Hero

Unsung Hero

Photo from Unsung Hero.