Enter to Win our "Breakthrough" DVD Giveaway: 5 winners!


Based on a true, inspirational story of faith, Breakthrough arrives on Digital July 2 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD July 16: enter today for your change to win!

“You don’t have to believe in divine intervention to be moved by this story”
– Bilge Ebiri, The New York Times

BREAKTHROUGH is a profound testimony to the faith and love of a mother and a community for a young boy who dies and miraculously comes back to life; the feel-good movie of the year — and it really happened”
– Rose Pacatte, FSP, Pauline Center for Media Studies

 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presentsBREAKTHROUGH, arriving on Digital July 2 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 16.

BREAKTHROUGH was the No. 3 film at the box office its opening weekend, eventually drawing more than $50 million worldwide, and continuing the trend of successful stories of faith being told on the big screen. With an A Cinemascore (one of the top nine films scored by audiences this year), Joyce Smith’s story of faith resonated with families everywhere.

BREAKTHROUGH’s home entertainment release gives us an opportunity to showcase some of the incredible footage grabbed on set that we couldn’t include in the theatrical experience,” said DeVon Franklin, producer of BREAKTHROUGH and well-known to faith audiences for theatrical hits, including MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN and THE STAR. “We included deleted scenes and bonus features with never-before-seen footage with cast and crew shot during the film’s production.”

When Joyce Smith’s (Chrissy Metz) adopted son John (Marcel Ruiz) falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost as John lies lifeless. In the face of every bleak medical case history and dire scientific prediction, Joyce’s unwavering belief inspires her community to pray for John’s recovery. Based on the incredible true story, BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

Along with producer DeVon Franklin (MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN), the film was adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (SEVEN POUNDS) from Joyce Smith’s own book (The Impossible). BREAKTHROUGH stars Chrissy Metz (This is Us), Josh Lucas (Yellowstone, SWEET HOME ALABAMA), Topher Grace (SPIDER-MAN 3, That ‘70s Show), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Marcel Ruiz (One Day at a Time), Sam Trammell (This is Us, True Blood), and Dennis Haysbert (24). BREAKTHROUGH is directed by Roxann Dawson (House of Cards, The Americans).

Awarded the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages, BREAKTHROUGH’s message of hope and community will inspire the whole family.

BREAKTHROUGH 4K Ultra HD™Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features Include:

  • A Tapestry of Miracles: Making Breakthrough
  • “Carry My Soul” Phil Wickham Deleted Scene, and Optional Audio Commentary by DeVon Franklin and Roxann Dawson
  • Trapped in Icy Waters
  • Audio Commentary by DeVon Franklin and Roxann Dawson
  • Gallery

Enter today for your chance to win “Breakthrough” on DVD! We’re giving away 5 copies of this DVD to winners in the USA.

For a chance to win a copy of this movie, leave a comment below, answering this question:

Did you see “Breakthrough” in the theater?

Winners must have USA mailing addresses. This giveaway will close at 11:59 PM Eastern on Sunday, July 14. 5 winners will be chosen at random and contacted by email. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Unclaimed prizes will be offered to alternate winners.

TM & © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2019 Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS


About Author

Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom of 3 young adults, and a Secular Franciscan. She is editor at CatholicMom.com. Barb enjoys writing, cooking, and reading, and is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.


  1. Yes, my husband & I saw it in the theater. We loved it! It really touched us, especially because the actor playing John resembled our oldest grandson. It moved us to tears, glad I had brought Kleenix!

  2. Ronald Oliver on

    Yes, I saw Breakthrough with my wife, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! It was very inspiring, emotional, and uplifting! We really love this movie! Thanks

    • Yes!!!!! I saw it in the theater with my adult daughter (mother of three young ones, herself) and it is fantastic! I would LOVE to win this movie to watch over and over AGAIN!

  3. Christy Hartberg on

    No, we didn’t see Breakthough while it was in the theater, but cannot wait to see it on DVD!

  4. bernie wallace on

    I did not get a chance to see this in theaters, I’ve been taking care of my Aunt who has pancreatic cancer. I haven’t had much of an opportunity to go to the movies. This movie looks incredibly uplifting.

  5. Sarah J Fassnacht on

    I did not. I am a mom of 4 with the smallest being 5 months old so I don’t get to movies very often. I wait until they get to DVD and watch them at home when kids are sleeping 😊

  6. Jenny Kenner on

    We were not able to see it in theaters, but my kids are anxiously checking Amazon Video for it to be released!

  7. I saw the movie with my adult daughter (who is also a mother to three young children) and we LOVED it! It is fantastic! I’d LOVE to win the DVD so that I can watch it again and AGAIN!

  8. Sue Wright on

    Not only did I not see Breakthrough, I have never heard of it. I would love to win this especially for my unbelieving older children! Thanks for this opportunity

  9. Suzanne Mello on

    Our family of 7 did not have an opportunity to see it in theaters but wish we had! 😀

  10. Michele Baker on

    No, we did not see Breakthrough in the theatre, but would love to see this with my family.

    • Karin U Williams on

      I am not able to go to movie theaters, as I am homebound. Looking forward to it coming out on DVD. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  11. Before seeing your post, I had never heard of this movie. It sounds like a wonderful film to watch with my family!!

  12. Karen Moss on

    I was not able to see Breakthrough in the theater so I would really love the opportunity to watch it on DVD.

  13. No, with 6 kids at home for the summer it was a little more difficult to get there. My 8 year old kept asking to see this at the theater and I feel awful we never made it. We are looking forward to it coming out on DVD.

  14. This was a movie that was on our list to see but it came out during the time that we were very busy with farming so we did not make it.

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