Monday, April 07, 2014
'God's Not Dead' a surprise box-office smash
While "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" was setting box-office records over the weekend, a lesser-known film starring former "Hercules" star Kevin Sorbo, could end up being the most profitable film of 2014.
Sure the Disney/Marvel "Captain America" sequel took in $95 million in its opening weekend, but the film cost $170 million to make.
The film perched at No. 4 in this weekend's box-office list is "God's Not Dead," which earned another $7.7 million to bring its three-week total to $32.5 million. And how much did "God's Not Dead" cost to make? A paltry $2 million, which probably covered the catering bill for "Captain America."
"God's Not Dead" added nearly 600 new theaters over the weekend and continued to take in a healthy $4,414 per screen.
So while "Captain America" will need another couple of weeks just to earn back its production costs, the faith-based "God's Not Dead"is earning record profits for an independent film.
P.S. - Another faith-based movie, "Son of God" has also done well at the box-office, earning $58.5 million in six weeks of release.
Maybe the heathens in Hollywood will get the message that Christian entertainment is welcomed by the majority of Americans.
Posted by TONY PHYRILLAS at Monday, April 07, 2014