Breakthrough: Roxann Dawson’s Faith-Based Film

The faith-based film Breakthrough, the first Fox title released by its new owner Disney, placed third on Friday with $3.8 million from 2,764 locations for a three-day tally of $7.3 million after opening on Wednesday.

The Fox 2000 picture should earn about $11 million for the weekend proper, putting its five-day debut at $14 million-$15 million against a $14 million production budget.

Based on the book of the same name, Breakthrough tells the inspirational true story of a mother’s committed faith and unconditional love when her 14-year-old son falls through the ice into the freezing waters of a Missouri lake.

As he lies lifeless in the hospital, her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for her child’s recovery, even in the face of case history and scientific predictions.

Roxann Dawson directed the film, with NBA star Stephen Curry executive producing alongside producer Devon Franklin (Miracles From Heaven).

The cast includes Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace and Dennis Haysbert.