Kanye West Short Film ‘Jesus Is King’ Rakes in Over $1 Million USD in First Weekend
Kanye West short film ‘Jesus Is King’ raked in $1.03 million globally this weekend. The 30 minute short film directed by Nick Knight debuted in 21 cities in 372 Imax theaters in North America and 68 international venues. Limited showings included cities Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Copenhagen and Melbourne. The movie comes fresh off the heels of Kanye West much delayed Jesus is King album.
The album is heading for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Those in the know suggest the set, which was released on Oct. 25 via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam. If Jesus Is King reaches No. 1, it will be West’s his ninth No. 1 album; matching Eminem for both the most consecutive No. 1 albums, and the most debuts at No. 1 in-a-row.
‘Jesus Is King’, the film featured 13 songs, both gospel and Kanye’s most prominent songs performed by a choir.
Megan Colligan, president of Imax Entertainment shared an official statement detailing the company’s partnership with West:
“We saw an opportunity to create a cultural moment with a visionary artist in a way that expands the Imax brand, while surprising audiences and experimenting with what we can bring to our platform beyond blockbusters.”
Imax is set to unveil the movie to 78 additional territories on November 8.