Saturday, March 31, 2018

Communist Hollywood and Christian Film.

Hollywood is begrudgingly admitting that Americans love Christian films. Despite the breakout success of the 2004 blockbuster, The Passion of the Christ, whose astounding U.S. box office sales of over $370 million surprised supporters and detractors alike, Hollywood has resisted faith based films for years. Ever since Time Magazine declared God Is Dead in 1966, the Communists in Hollywood have been trying to prove just that.

Today, not only are more Christian films being made, they are also drawing people out to the movies again. Last weekend, two of the top ten movies were Christian films. 

At number three, I Can Only Imagine, starring Dennis Quaid and J. Michael Finley, earned nearly $14 million last weekend, adding to $17.1 million the weekend before.

Paul, Apostle of Christ ranked number eight, pulling in over $5 million over the weekend. James Faulkner stars as Paul, while Jim Caviezel, who played the part of Jesus in The Passion of the Christ, flanks him in the role of Saint Luke.

Box office returns are not yet available for God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness, the third noteworthy Christian film for the spring season, which opened on 1,693 screens on Good Friday.

Moreover, while Hollywood seems to begrudgingly accept Christian film as an important reality to be dealt with, if not embraced, this doesn’t keep studios from attacking Christianity in its other films, either overtly or subtly. Buyer beware.

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