Saratov Approach Scores $500k

Variety reports that the indie Mormon file The Saratov Approach has managed to pull in $500,000 in just two weeks on 23 screens. It’s the real-life story of two Mormon missionaries who were kidnapped and held for ransom in Russia in 1998. I haven’t seen it yet, but judging from the reactions it sounds like a potentially great step forward in Mormon film. And, based on the strength of its performance so far, “the nation’s largest theater chains including Regal, AMC and Cinemark are requesting the film have a wider footprint.”