The Box Office Speaks Too!
Okay, so I am sure you are over hearing me go on and about Facing the Giants but even though it is not getting much media coverage at all, the movie came in 12th overall in the nation this weekend. Before you scoff at that let's analyze some numbers.
The number 1 movie at the box office this weekend was Open Season, which topped in its first weekend in theaters. It played on 3833 screens and posted a $23 million box office take. That calculates out to be a per screen take of $6000 or so.
The number 4 movie at the box office was the new Jon Herder comedy, School For Scoundrels which was also playing in theaters for the first time this weekend. It played on 3004 screens and took in $9,109,000. That makes its per screen take $3032.
The number 12 movie, Facing The Giants, played on 441 screens and made $1,389,000. That calculates to $3149 per screen. In case you are mathematically challenged that is $117 more per screen than the movie that rated SEVEN places higher than it on the overall money haul. Actually it's per screen income was higher than ALL the movies from fourth through eleventh place. It was played in about 85% less theaters than School for Scoundrels and did better per capita. The eleventh placed movie, the profanity laden Little Miss Sunshine only had a per screen gross of $1896. I have not seen any media with a comparison of how well this picture actually did like this ANYWHERE online. All of these are my own calculations based on the numbers posted on Yahoo Movies site. However, I think these numbers are proof that an authentic faith based film can do well. So, again I say, "GO SEE THIS MOVIE!"