June 6, 2014—Jerusalem, a unique film adventure through the Holy Land for 3D and 2D 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’s 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. In addition to Eberts, Taran Davies, George Duffield and Daniel Ferguson served as producers. 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. “We have been excited about this film from the very beginning, and reaching this box office milestone confirms that audiences are as well.”

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. We hope Jerusalem will continue to inspire audiences for years to come.”

Jerusalem is currently playing in the following theaters around the world:

Branson, Missouri — Branson’s IMAX® Entertainment Complex
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Carnegie Science Center
Salt Lake City, Utah — Clark Planetarium
Garden City, New York — Cradle of Aviation – National Geographic Theater
Memphis, Tennessee — Crew Training International 3D Giant Theater at the Memphis Museum
Denver, Colorado — Denver Museum of Science and Nature
McMinnville, Oregon — Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Hastings, Nebraska — Hastings Museum
Houston, Texas — Houston Museum of Natural Science
Louisville, Kentucky — Kentucky Science Center
Raleigh, North Carolina — Marbles Kids Museum
Birmingham, Alabama — McWane Center
Boston, Massachusetts — Museum of Science, Boston
Columbus, Georgia — National Infantry Museum
Albuquerque, New Mexico — New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Lubbock, Texas — Science Spectrum OMNI Theater
Washington, D.C. — Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Lehi, Utah — Thanksgiving Point – Mammoth Screen Theatre: A National Geographic Experience
Dearborn, Michigan — The Henry Ford IMAX® Theater
St. Augustine, Florida — World Golf Hall of Fame
London, United Kingdom — BFI IMAX® Cinema
The Hague, The Netherlands — Omniversum
Speyer, Germany — IMAX Dome Speyer
Paris, France — La Géode
Toronto, Canada — Ontario Science Center
Sudbury, Canada — Science North
Edmonton, Canada — Telus World of Science

Sydney, Australia — LG IMAX Theatre

For more information on Jerusalem, updates on where the film will be opening and links to preview the film, visit jerusalemthemovie.com. Follow “Jerusalem the Movie” on Facebookand Twitter for additional news and updates.