Angel Studios’ New Film AFTER DEATH Reaches Milestone of the Top Grossing Documentary Since 2019

Provo, UT—November 5, 2023—Updated November 7, 2023

Angel Studios, the platform empowering filmmakers with full creative control to crowdfund and create, is announcing the box office underdog AFTER DEATH has achieved the milestone of being the Highest Grossing Documentary Since 2019 before the pandemic.

“AFTER DEATH stands as the highest-grossing documentary to grace the big screen since 2019, a testament to Angel Studios’ disruptive track record,” shares Brandon Purdie, Head of Theatrical for Angel Studios. “Once more, we’ve partnered with valued exhibitors to rekindle the passion of audiences who haven’t visited the cinema in years.” 

AFTER DEATH: Box Office Results

  • Theater count: 2,730

  • Box Office Cume: $9,022,025

AFTER DEATH: Audience Scores

  • CinemaScore: A-

  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience: 88

AFTER DEATH is a captivating and thought-provoking exploration into the enigmatic question that has fascinated humanity for centuries: “What happens when we die?”  Through personal accounts, philosophical discussions, and scientific research, the film takes viewers on a profound journey of discovery. 

Featuring a captivating line up of New York Times bestselling authors, doctors, scientists, and survivors, AFTER DEATH features a notable cast, including Don Piper (90 Minutes in Heaven), Dr. Mary Neal (To Heaven and Back), John Burke (Imagine Heaven), Dr. Jeffrey Long (Evidence for the Afterlife), and Dr. Raymond Moody (Life After Life). 

AFTER DEATH, a Sypher Studios Production, was written and directed by Stephen Gray (DISCOVERING HEAVEN), co-directed by Chris Radtke (AMONG THIEVES), and produced by Jens Jacob (I’M NOT CRAZY I’M SICK, WAR UNFOLDING) and Jason Pamer (NICK: THE NICK VUJICIC STORY, THE HEART OF MAN). 


About Angel Studios:  Angel Studios is the home of stories that amplify light. Through the Angel Guild, tens of thousands of investors choose which titles the studio will next distribute. Angel Studios allows filmmakers and audiences to form passionate communities around their creative projects, making the story behind the story as important as the final project itself. The Chosen and Dry Bar Comedy—two of Angel Studios’ originals—have earned billions of views around the world, and now SOUND OF FREEDOM has become a global box-office hit. Learn more at

* The Numbers Top Documentary Lists

** AFTER DEATH KEY ART and IMAGES available here.