The numbers are in and God’s Not Dead held strong the second weekend in theaters! Read below to get this week’s roundup about how God’s Not Dead performed.
“Freestyle Releasing added theaters for God’s Not Dead but that is not the only reason it chalked up the third-highest per screen its second weekend out. With around $7,714 per screen in its second weekend, it is third only behind Noah ($12,335) and Budapest Hotel ($9,007). Its per screen average is also above the second weekend of Lionsgate’s franchise in the making Divergent ($6,732). It only fell 1% in its second weekend out.”
“God’s Not Dead, the faith-based film starring Shane Harper and Kevin Sorbo held itself proud,even though this is its second weekend. …Sorbo, best known for playing Hercules, in, well, Hercules, says the film will help convince even the most devoted of agnostics, because the film provides both sides of the debate, as well as explores scientific evidence for the existence of God.”
“…God’s Not Dead can always be seen focusing on the simple power of testifying to the Truth, no matter the cost. Josh makes a decision to let the chips fall where they may, delivering the gospel message bravely and boldly in a hostile environment. He carefully prepares to give his answers. And he always puts God first.”
“The perceived box office ceiling on Christian films, however, could be lifting. God’s Not Dead, about a Christian college student confronted by an atheist professor, opened last weekend with a remarkable $9.2 million in just 780 theaters, and it grossed another $9.1 million after expanding into 398 more theaters this weekend, for $22 million total. At this pace, it could easily clear $50 million as it plays into the Easter holiday weekend, a robust result for any independent film, let alone one explicitly geared toward a Christian audience.”
“God’s Not Dead was fifth with $9.1 million, marking another Hollywood rarity: two Christian-themed films in the top five.”
“Noah isn’t taking the steam totally out of another Christian film in the marketplace, God’s Not Dead, which debuted last weekend to $9.2 million. God’s Not Dead grossed $9.1 million from 1,178 theaters this weekend to come in No. 5. Its domestic cume through Sunday is $22 million.”
“God’s Not Dead held up very well upon expanding this weekend. The faith-based drama from Freestyle and Pure Flix placed in fifth with an estimated $9.08 million from 1,178 locations. That gave God’s Not Dead a healthy per-location average of $7,704 for the frame and represented a very slim decline of 2 percent from last weekend. This weekend’s hold was especially impressive given the added presence of Noah in the marketplace. God’s Not Dead continues to exceed expectations with $22.03 million in ten days. That places the film 36 percent ahead of the $16.16 million ten-day take of 2011′s Courageous.”