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“Jerusalem,” a film adventure through the Holy Land for 3-D and 2-D giant-screen, IMAX® and digital theaters, with a particular focus on the ancient city of Jerusalem, has surpassed the $5 million mark in worldwide gross box office revenue, National Geographic Cinema Ventures (NGCV) has announced.
An original production from Cosmic Picture and Arcane Pictures, the 43-minute film is narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch (“Star Trek Into Darkness” and PBS’ “Sherlock”). “Jerusalem” has been shown in more than 45 theaters worldwide, giving audiences exclusive and unprecedented access to iconic holy sites and little-known parts of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock, as well as other areas in the Holy Land such as the Jordan River, Sea of Galilee and the mountain fortress of Masada.
“Jerusalem” was executive produced by the late Jake Eberts, legendary producer of movies such as “Gandhi,” “Chariots of Fire” and “Dances with Wolves.” Ferguson also wrote and directed “Jerusalem.” Large-format industry veteran Reed Smoot, ASC, was director of photography.
“We are extremely pleased that this film has been such a success. It has really struck a positive emotional chord with audiences of all ages all around the world,” said Mark Katz, president of NGCV Distribution.
The producers agreed, saying: “We are thrilled at having reached this milestone. The strong audience reaction has been humbling for us, as has the creativity of the exhibitors and outreach partners who have done such a formidable job marketing this film to families, seniors, faith-based communities and school groups.”
“Jerusalem” is currently playing in Albuquerque at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
For more information on “Jerusalem” and links to preview the film, visit jerusalemthemovie.com.
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