Skip to comments.‘God’s Not Dead’ Rocking Box Office in Stunning Debut — Per-Screen Average Near Top of the Heap
Posted on 03/26/2014 9:46:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Indie film Gods Not Dead is rocking the weekend box office, bringing in $2.8 million from just 780 theaters on Friday. Its $3,613 per-screen average was better than any movie in the market except for Divergent and The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Wrap noted Saturday.
It was running third after Friday and will likely come in around $8 million for the three days.
The low-budget PG-13 drama about a Christian college student (Shane Harper) in an epic battle with an atheist philosophy professor who threatens to fail him if he refuses to disavow Gods existence.
Freestyle Releasing co-president Mark Borde said he wasnt surprised about the movies big initial draw at the box office.
While this huge opening may be a surprise to the industry, it is not so much to us, he told The Wrap on Saturday. The in-house tracking, the legitimate one million Facebook fans, the very high trending on Twitter and Fandango among many other platforms, and the huge positive reaction from the hundreds of screenings over the many past months, gave us hope for a significant opening.
Actors Kevin Sorbo, Dean Cain and Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson are among the recognizable names who appear in the movie in an effort to spark public conversation about Gods existence.
Sorbo, a Christian, plays the non-believing Professor Radisson. He told TheBlaze he hopes the film shows skeptics that there might be something greater out there.
Heres the official trailer via YouTube:
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I saw it, highly recommend it.
Have you seen the trailer for Heaven Is For Real?
here it is.....http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/heavenisforreal/
Saw it last night. It’s pretty good. Definitely worth your time. I think teens and young adults are its target audience. Some mild criticisms would be that it’s a little weak on character development (probably due to time and $ constraints or maybe just the fast pace they wanted to retain) and some of the arguments I felt could have been made stronger. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it and I’m glad to see Christian views presented to the culture in its medium of preference and in a factual and an emotionally powerful way. I think this movie taps into a lot of pent up frustration among Christians in finally giving their message a fair hearing - better than Son of God and the absurd Noah movie. The actual law cases listed at the end helps show the legitimacy of the movie’s plot and message.
I’m thinking about it. beat some of the crap I’ve been watching...