A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle
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Hollywood is having a Christian movie revival.
TheWeek.com reports that Christian themed movies are on the rise and making blockbuster size money.
I Can Only Imagine, a film that tells the story of the popular Christian song, made more than $17 million last weekend, good enough for third place at the box office.
In 2014, the movie Noah made more than $362 million dollars and Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Batman, I mean Christian Bale, made more than $268 million. Other recent films including Son of God and The Shack, they have made more than $100 million combined.
And there are more movies on the way. This weekend a movie about Paul opens up and Mel Gibson is planning a sequel to The Passion of the Christ.
As dark as the world is, it’s no wonder that movie goers would flock to see movies that are positive, encouraging, and uplifting.
For too long Hollywood ignored Christians as it continued to pump out garbage, but now it’s starting to see that the religious are an important demographic that are willing to support movies that share their values.
The darker the world becomes, the more impact religious based movies can have and stand out from the rest as these films offer an alternative to the immoral messages of typical Hollywood movies.
The Christian movie revival is just getting started.
I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.
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