Kanye West unleashed his ninth album ‘Jesus Is King’ this week and did so in conjunction with a like-titled short film in IMAX theaters.
With the music defying the odds on the sales front, it looks as though the movie is also proving an early success too.
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According to Deadline, Ye’s 35-minute short (which ran in 134 markets and landed in the top 10 on Friday for its limited run) generated an estimated $862,000 in the US and $1 million worldwide.
The Gospel flick, which centers on a special edition of West’s Sunday Service, it boasted sold-out shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, and Dallas, as well as global cities including London, Copenhagen, Mexico City, Helsinki, Guadalajara, Melbourne, and Auckland.
Moving forward, ‘Jesus’ – which is directed by Nick Knight – will expand into 78 new markets on November 8th.