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PostSubject: Box Office for MGP   Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:44 pm

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Two new films end strong run for faith-based pics at box office
October 9, 2011

It had been a solid year at the box office for films with religious themes.

But this weekend, two pictures with spiritual motifs -- "The Way" and "Machine Gun Preacher" -- failed to resonate with moviegoers.

"The Way," directed, written by and starring Emilio Estevez and his father Martin Sheen, opened in 33 theaters and grossed $132,411, according to an estimate from Producers Distribution Agency, which is releasing the film. That means the movie brought in an average of $4,012 per theater, a weak start for the picture about a father who sets off on a religious pilgrimage to honor his late son.

"Machine Gun Preacher" got off to a better start when it opened in limited release late last month, averaging $11,000 per theater. But the film about a missionary who travels to Sudan to help children of war has not been as successful since. This weekend, the movie played in 93 theaters but only brought in $113,000. Since its release Sept. 23, the picture -- which had a budget of around $30 million -- has only collected a disappointing $291,632.


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/10/the-way-machine-gun-preacher-religion-box-office.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+newsandbuzz+%28News+%26+Buzz%29
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PostSubject: Re: Box Office for MGP   Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:47 pm

And another source:

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=machinegunpreacher.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Box Office for MGP   Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:29 pm

Since my city isn't one of the ones where it's currently released, I'm wondering, in the cities where it has been, are they showing ads for it on TV? If you don't advertise a movie that way, it's hard to get people's attention that it's out there and get them interested in it. I'm assuming a film not having TV ads has a good deal to do with how high the budget was? If not, I really don't understand why so many movies that end up failing at the box office, it seems, weren't given TV exposure.
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