2014 Christian Films Box Office Results!

23 Apr

It looks like moviegoers spent their money on Christian Films this Easter. One of the Top 5 grossing films last weekend was Heaven’s For Real which came in third at the box office. Its budget was 12 million and so far it’s earned 32 million despite the bad reviews from film critics. Yet, one of the biggest hits with a budget of 2 million is God’s Not Dead  with an earning of 48 million at the box office. Noah was favored highly among film critics but how is it doing at the box office? In this article we will look at all the Christian films that came out this year and see how well they are doing at the box office. Enjoy!

Top Earning Christian Films this Year Boxofficemojo

  1. God’s Not Dead– Earned 48 million-Budget 2 million
  2. Heaven’s For Real-Earned 32 million-Budget 12 million
  3. Noah-Earned 93 million-Budget 125 million
  4. Son of God-Earned 59 million-Budget Unknown

Here’s a statement from Paul Lalonde producer of the upcoming Left Behind film.

“As Christian filmmakers, it is going to be up to us to raise our own bar and to start making more movies worthy of wide theatrical releases.”

Given the box office results for the Christian Films this year, Do you think film critics are out of touch with what audiences want to see or does Paul Lalonde make a valid argument?

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4 Responses to “2014 Christian Films Box Office Results!”

  1. littlebells April 25, 2014 at 1:29 PM #

    I think it shows that critics’ opinions don’t mean a lot. I have no desire to see Noah, but am still trying to get in to see the other two films.

    It’s nice to see that people with morals and values are starting to make their presence known more. I love that quote and feel it is true. Why would Christian films want to meet the low bar Hollywood has set anyway?

    • Open Book May 1, 2014 at 11:12 AM #

      “It’s nice to see that people with morals and values are starting to make their presence known more. I love that quote and feel it is true.”

      ITA LB the more people show their support at the box office the more things will change. Also, never a truer word spoken by u. “Why would Christian films want to meet the low bar Hollywood has set anyway?”

      BTW I did see “Noah” but I’m going to save my review for our group film review article that will post tomorrow.

  2. parisienne April 29, 2014 at 3:14 PM #

    I’ve seen both films. Both are well done. However, with Heaven is for Real they detracted from the actual book. They took out many things that Colton experienced and centered the film around his parents relationship and also made up a storyline about Todd almost being kicked out of his church for talking about Colton’s experience. It pissed me off because I don’t remember that happening in the book. If they wanted to put a dramatic spin on it. They should have used Colton’s experience of the devil. He wouldn’t talk about the dipshit. (Devil). They could have also put in how much Jesus loves children and how Colton bugged Todd to tell the congregation about it. Seeing as there’s a lot of child abuse making the news in today’s society. That experience could have helped society to know that. Basically Colton said that Jesus loves children so much and protects them and if you want Jesus pissed at you touch a child in any negative way and see what happens.

    So I was bummed that they made up a storyline when they didn’t need to.

    • Open Book May 1, 2014 at 11:23 AM #

      Ahhhhh! I’ve missed u. Hahahahaha! 🙂

      So the two films u saw were “God’s Not Dead” and “Heavens for Real” correct? (Side bar. Paris wrote a film review of “God’s Not Dead” that we will re-post in our group article tomorrow). Anyway, u stated the book’s integrity was compromised by the film producer so it could not jeopardize Hollywood’s ongoing campaign to sexually exploit children in the media? That’s is so tasteless and pathetic. If anything by adding that in the film would have made it more endearing and believable!!

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