American Underdog tells the story of Kurt Warner, who went from undrafted quarterback to Super Bowl winner in his first season as a starter. It comes from directors Andrew and Joe Erwin, who have found success with faith based dramas like Woodlawn (another true life gridiron tale) and I Can Only Imagine. Zachary Levi of Shazam! fame is Warner with Anna Paquin as his wife and Dennis Quaid playing Coach Dick Vermeil.
Opening Christmas Day (a Saturday), Underdog will indeed be just that considering the holiday competition. The Erwin brothers have a commendable track record, but whether this registers with a Christian fanbase is an open question.
Underdog could surprise and reach double digits, but a gross of $6-8 million for its (rare) two-day opening weekend is likely where this plays.
American Underdog opening weekend prediction: $7.2 million
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