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Faith-Based Films

Two things stand out with these films. First, they make virtually all of their money in the United States. Second, they get very bad reviews from mainstream movie reviewers. The strength of these movies isn’t necessarily their quality so much as the message; they deliver to an audience that is interested in what they have to say combined with the power of faith and good over evil.

  • Most Profitable Films: Fireproof, God’s Not Dead, To Save a Life, War Room, Courageous.

  • MPAA Rating: Two-thirds were rated PG and the remaining third were PG-13.

  • Running Time: Fairly long, all were over 110 minutes and the average was two hours.

  • Critical Reviews: Incredibly poor, with an average Metascore of just 26 out of 100.

  • Audience Reviews: Similar to the horror pool, with an average IMDb rating of 6.3 out of 10.

  • Type of Release: An average of 1,273 theaters with the widest being War Room at 1,945 theaters.

  • Income Streams: 29% from theatrical, 55% from home video and 16% from TV and other ancillary income.

  • Income Location: 90% of income came from North American sources with just 10% coming from outside the US and Canada.