Last weekend, “Alone Yet Not Alone,” an independent film with Christian themes from Enthuse Entertainment, took Hollywood by storm during its limited release debut, topping all films nationwide in per-theater ticket sales. It was the No. 1 movie for theaters in Knoxville, Tenn.; Raleigh, N.C.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and San Antonio, Texas. It was the No. 2 film in Dallas, Atlanta and Nashville area theaters. Grossing $13,396 per theater, “Alone Yet Not Alone” was actually the nation’s No. 1 film in box office sales per screen. By comparison, the nation’s top-grossing film overall (showing in far more theaters), “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” made only $8,439 per screen. Now Enthuse is announcing “Alone Yet Not Alone,” based on the true story of a frontier family caught in the throes of the French and Indian War in 1755, will extend its limited theatrical run until Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in all nine cities where it made its debut. A nationwide release is set for Feb. 21, 2014 across 150 cities. Click here for tickets to see “Alone Yet Not Alone.” The movie is based a novel of the same name written by Tracy Leininger Craven, which tells the struggles of her ancestors in the mid-1700s when British and French forces were fighting for control of the American continent. The Leiningers, immigrants from Germany who sought freedom to worship in the New World, began to carve out their homestead farm around Penns Creek at the outskirts of western Pennsylvania. Despite the arduous work, the Leiningers labor joyfully, nourished by God’s promises, which they memorize during their daily reading of the cherished family Bible. Then the unthinkable happens: In a terrifying raid, Delaware warriors kidnap the two young Leininger daughters, Barbara and Regina, taking them captive hundreds of miles away and adopting them into their native culture. Yet through their captivity and eventual escape they never lose hope and “their faith becomes their freedom.” Watch the trailer of the film below:

The movie’s screenwriter James Richards said, “Our ancestors built an amazing, wonderful country here. Now we’re charged with handing it off to our children and grandchildren. You cannot do that well if you don’t know where you came from and what your ancestors believed, why they overcame amazing struggles they had to overcome in order to survive and build this nation and hand it over to us.” Author Tracy Leininger Craven adds, “I’m really thankful to the Lord and for my parents in the way that they passed on our family heritage, but it’s so much deeper than just a family heritage – it’s the faith in Christ and the personal relationship with Him.” “Alone Yet Not Alone” further garnered the “Family-Friendly Seal” (12+ years) with a five-Dove rating from the prestigious Dove Foundation, an organization that provides online family movie and video reviews and ratings. Dr. James Dobson, renowned evangelical Christian author, psychologist and founder of Focus on the Family, challenges moviegoers to see “Alone Yet Not Alone.” He said, “There is such wickedness in the entertainment industry today. You can hardly go to a movie that doesn’t have sex and violence in it and use God’s name in vain. Now here comes one that is an uplifting story based on biblical truth and a family that experienced some horrible things and yet God brought them through it.” So is this the kind of movie, WND asked the filmmakers, for the entire family to see? Director Ray Bengston said, “Absolutely, ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ brings back good old-fashioned family values and a belief in God.” Executive producer, Ken Wales, (producer of “Amazing Grace” and the “Christy” TV series) added, “It is really perhaps the most definitive, exciting film ever done about the pre-revolutionary time in America.” Click here for tickets to see “Alone Yet Not Alone” now playing this week for an extended limited run in Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Colorado Springs, Grand Rapids, Knoxville, Nashville, Raleigh and San Antonio.

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