Mark Wahlberg’s holy week release biographical drama ‘Father Stu’ has received mixed reviews from the audience and critics, especially praised for Mark’s excellent performance. But still, the film did not perform well at the ticket window, and that’s not a happy thing for filmmakers, especially for Mark Wahlberg, who is also the producer of the film.
Is Father Stu Hit Or Flop?
According to reports, Mark Wahlberg starring in Stuart Long’s (a boxer-turned-Catholic priest) biography film ‘Father Stu’, released in the USA on 13 April 2022 in more than 2700 theaters, collected $1.5 million on its opening day and $5.70 million on its opening weekend at the domestic box office (USA & Canada). Overall, ‘Father Stu’ has so far collected $20.88 million at the domestic box office (USA & Canada) and $21.59 million worldwide, including $713k overseas. Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Father Stu’ is a small budget film, and the production budget for the film is est. $30-40 million.
Before the release, critics expected $5-10 million on the opening weekend, and with the collection of $5.70 million, ‘Father Stu’ performed up to expectations. But it is not enough to become a successful film. ‘Father Stu’ is an average small budget film, but still, compared the budget, ‘Father Stu’ did not perform well at the box office, and overall, critics and news portals considered ‘Father Stu’ a Flop film at the box office.
Talking about the critical response, then ‘Father Stu’ received a 6.4/10* IMDb rating, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it is scored 42/100% based on 118 reviews.
The biographical drama ‘Father Stu’ is directed and written by Rosalind Ross and stars Mark Wahlberg (also a producer), Mel Gibson, and Jacki Weaver. ‘Father Stu’ was produced under the production banners of Columbia Pictures, Municipal Pictures, and CJ Entertainment and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.