SANTA MONICA, CA ( May 2, 2012) – The epic movie FOR GREATER GLORY opened in Mexico April 20 with the title of CRISTIADA and raced to the No. 1 spot in gross for all admissions at the box office. CRISTIADA took in $1.06 million over opening.
The film held on to the No. 2 spot April 27-29, and has taken in more than $2.2 million at the box office. FOR GREATER GLORY opens June 1 in the U.S.
“This is an international story for the world,” said Academy Award® nominee Andy Garcia, who headlines an international cast in FOR GREATER GLORY. “It’s a story that needs to be told.” Garcia plays General Gorostieta, the retired military man who transformed a roughshod group of Mexican Catholics into a formidable adversary in their fight against the Mexican government’s attempts to eliminate the Catholic Church. The Cristero War of the 1920s rocked North America and resulted in thousands of Catholics – including priests – being martyred.
“FOR GREATER GLORY is a top-flight production whose message of the importance of religious freedom has particular resonance for us today,” said Most Rev. José Horacio Gómez, Archbishop of Los Angeles. “It is my earnest hope that people of faith throughout our country will rally behind FOR GREATER GLORY, and in doing so, will highlight the importance of religious freedom in our society.”
“My hope is that when people see FOR GREATER GLORY, they will leave entertained, with a spark in their heart, and not afraid to be heroes,” said Verástegui, who plays Blessed Anacleto Gonzalez Flores. “I hope they will leave inspired to do the right thing, that they will love more, and that they’ll fight for something bigger than themselves and be ready to die to self – and to learn from the mistakes of the past so that we will not repeat them.”
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