Christian Movies Making More Money than Secular Movies

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.
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I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and nine grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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