I found this article very interesting. It seems that God is hitting them where it hurts, that is, in their wallets! People who are producing garbage aren’t getting the bucks, while those who are producing good family movies are raking it in with a shovel!
Baehr presented an annual study showing studio executives and filmmakers that family friendly and spiritually uplifting film content can considerably boost financial success of movies. Movieguide’s 2012 Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry shows that the most family friendly movies averaged more than $40.7 million per movie. However, the least family friendly movies with the most offensive, obscene or anti-family and immoral content averaged only about $19.8 million. This new study, which analyzed content of top movies released by the major studios in Hollywood earning $750,000 or more, found:
- Movies with very strong Christian, redemptive worldviews and content earned the most money on average in 2011.
- In the last five to 10 years, movies with very strong Christian, redemptive worldviews averaged much more money than movies with very strong non-Christian, anti-Christian, immoral, false, atheist or mixed worldviews, $70.76 million and $67.98 million respectively, versus $21.9 million and $20.62 million, respectively.
- Movies with strong or very strong conservative values, including pro-American, patriotic, capitalist, anti-communist and anti-totalitarian content supporting very strong moral elements and limited, conservative government, earned much more money than movies with strong liberal or leftist content supporting very strong immorality and big government, $59.02 million per movie versus $10.67 million per movie.
- Of the top DVD sales in 2011, 70 percent had strong or very strong Christian, redemptive, biblical or moral worldviews
- Of the top DVD sales in 2011, 70 percent had no foul language or less than 10 obscenities or profanities.
- Of the top 10 DVDs, 70 percent had no sexual content, 100 percent had no explicit sexual nudity and only one, or 10 percent, had any depicted sexual content.
- Of the top 25 DVD sales in 2011, 88 percent had strong or very strong Christian, redemptive, biblical and/or moral content or worldviews.
- Approximately 72 percent of the top 25 DVD sales in 2011 had a Christian, redemptive, biblical or moral worldview, and only 28 percent had a non-Christian, anti-Christian or mixed negative worldview.