There’s a huge market out there for faith-based films, a truth that has been proven time and time again ever since the 2004 release of Mel Gibson’s box office smash, “The Passion of the Christ,” yet Hollywood still continues to put out garbage chock full of progressive propaganda that smashes and bashes Christians and their religious beliefs, alienating a massive demographic that has the potential to make executives a lot of bank. That’s how you know the stuff coming out right now is all about agenda pushing. Godless values are not being pushed on people because they make money, but because the folks making our entertainment are sold out to progressive values.
Just look at how successful “Jesus Revolution” was this year. When these movies are done right, people of faith show up to support them.
Such is the case with the recently released, “His Only Son,” which defied box office expectations despite being produced on a shoe string budget and having almost non-existent marketing efforts, pulling in an impressive $11 million since it opened ten days ago.
“The Angel Studios biblical drama was produced, edited, written, and directed by David Helling. It tells the Old Testament story of Abraham, who was commanded by God to sacrifice his only son Isaac,” the Daily Wire reported.
“His Only Son recounts one of the most controversial moments in the Old Testament — when Abraham was commanded by God to sacrifice his son Isaac on the mountain of Moriah,” the official film synopsis states. “While traveling to the place of the sacrifice, alongside Isaac and two servants, Abraham is flooded with vivid memories from the years he and Sarah spent longing for the son they were promised — the son he must now lay upon the altar.”
The movie was made on a super small budget of $250,000. The advertising for the film was paid for through a crowdfunding campaign that partnered up with Angel Studios, raising a total of $1.2 million for prints and advertising costs. Angel Studios then revealed this was the first-ever crowdfunded film that has had a nationwide theatrical release.
The film landed in the number three spot at the box office last weekend behind “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” and “John Wick: Chapter 4.” It was, however, knocked out of the top five over the Easter holiday because of the huge success of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.”
“His Only Son is the ‘little indie that could’— a film made on a tiny budget by a director who went to film school on the G.I. Bill based on a story people have wrestled with for untold centuries,” Jared Geesey, Senior VP of Global Distribution at Angel Studios, went on to say concerning the project.
“Our investors believed in the project, and crowdfunded the P&A, so word could get out,” he added. “This film was up against big studio films with serious marketing budgets, and yet, this film continues to turn in incredible numbers. We believe that the audience is the future of this industry, and we have faith they’ll prove that over and over again with each new offering they choose to get behind.”
“Other faith-based films have also performed well at the box office. The recently released ‘Jesus Revolution’ earned $50 million in sales following its February release. ‘The Passion of the Christ’ (2004) remains the top-earning religious-themed movie of all time, with worldwide box office sales at just over $622 million. Filming for the ‘Passion’ sequel is set to begin in spring 2023,” the Daily Wire concluded.
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