[10.17.08] The Love Dare, a book that was a focal point of the movie Fireproof, shot onto the top of The New York Times Paperback Advice best-seller list the week of Oct. 10.
Released Sept. 28, the marriage book written by the film's co-producing brothers Stephen and Alex Kendrick—which debuted at No. 4 on the list—has 600,000 copies in print, and was in its fifth printing.
The Love Dare has also been ranked in the top 10 best-seller lists of CBA and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
Meanwhile, Fireproof placed No. 10 at the weekend box office. The surprise hit drama—which stars Kirk Cameron as a firefighter who seeks God to save his marriage—earned an estimated $3.1 million from 875 theaters, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
The movie, which has made $16.9 million since it debuted at No. 4 the weekend of Sept. 26, has finished in the top 10 during its first three weeks. According to Fireproof's Web site, more than 90 new theaters will be added Oct. 17 for a total of 905 screens. –Christian Retailing