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'The R.M.' Sets Box Office Record for LDS Movies

'The R.M.' Sets Box Office Record for LDS Movies

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(Provo-AP) -- A new Mormon-themed film set a box-office record last weekend.

"The R.M." scored the best opening-weekend at the box office of any LDS movie. It took in more than $130,000 while showing on 15 screens in Utah last weekend.

The beats the previous record, set by the crime thriller "Brigham City," which took in about $103,000 in its opening weekend in April of 2001.

Produced by HaleStorm Entertainment, "The R.M." is a comedy that tells the tale of a returned LDS missionary who finds that things have changed around his hometown while he was gone. It's the studio's follow up to "Singles' Ward."

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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