Kanye West premiered his IMAX film, Jesus Is King, on Friday and according to Variety, the 35-minute short film grossed $1.03 million worldwide this weekend.
The 35-minute film earned $1.03 million globally. $862,000 was generated from the 372 IMAX theaters that showed Jesus Is King in North America, while $175,000 was amassed from the 68 international venues that screened the film. Though Jesus Is King screened in 12 markets, it’s just the first leg of the movie’s run. IMAX tells Variety that it plans on expanding the film to 78 additional foreign territories on Nov. 8.
Directed by Nick Knight, the film was promoted as an inside look into the Chicago rapper’s Sunday Service. The big-screen showing featured 13 songs, including some of West’s older hits as well as three new tracks. Reflecting his reported renunciation of secular music, the film is centered on a 50-member gospel choir.