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Albany church movie a box office success

October 2, 2006

Albany -- An Albany church's movie made more than one million dollars in it's first weekend on the big screen.

"Facing the Giants" was number 12 at the box office nationwide in it's debut over the weekend.

The film was made by Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany .  It's the story of a hard luck high school football coach at a Christian School, and his faith in God.

Made by 500 church volunteers for about 100-thousand dollars, Sony Pictures liked the movie so much they opened it on 441 screens in 150 cities Friday.

"Facing the Giants" was the third highest ranking new release, bringing in one million, 33 thousand dollars in ticket sales.

Sony Pictures spokespersons say they are very happy with the film's first weekend, and will consider releasing it to more theatres in about three weeks.

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