The latest Faith Based Film to hit the big screen, The Shack, just did 16 million its opening weekend, and if we look through history it can be seen that there is a place for God in the entertainment industry. According to Fox News, the top ten highest grossing faith-based films are:
1. The Passion of the Christ, $611,899,420
2. Heaven is for Real, $ 100,469,789
3. War Room, $67,790,117
4. God’s Not Dead, $60,755,732
5. Son of God, $59,700,064
6. Soul Surfer, $43,853,424
7. The Nativity Story, $37,629,831
8. Courageous, $33,456,317
9. Fireproof, $33,456,317
10. Risen, $33,147,242
A quick glance at the above list shows that there is room for God in the entertainment industry, and maybe even an untapped thirst for more films focused on religion of faith-based themes.
Of course, the creation of faith-based films is much deeper than trying to make a successful movie. Although there is a fiscal goal, there are also many intangible reasons as to why one would want to make a faith-based film. In our case, we want Faith Ties to spread the message of Faith, Hope and Love to as many people as possible.