Noah and God's Not Dead were among the top four grossing movies in a weekend that saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier take in $96.2 million.
Noah dropped one spot off its March 28 weekend first place finish, grossing $17 million, less than half of the $43 million it took in following its premiere. Thus far, the Darren Aronofsky biblical epic has grossed $72.3 million, leading Box Office Mojo to suggest that "while it will eventually pass $100 million, it probably won't be by much."
The low-budget Christian film God's Not Dead finished fourth, up from two consecutive fifth place finishes. In a weekend in which it expanded to 1,758 theaters, up 1,000 screens from its premiere weekend, the film took in $7.7 million, a 12 percent drop. more >>
Jaden Smith seems to bonding with Rob Kardashian on Twitter.
Smith, the 15-year-old son of entertainers Will and Jada Smith, often shares some of his philosophies on the social networking website Twitter where he has over 5 million fans. After the young Smith tweeted a cryptic message, "Three Men, Six Options, Don't Choose," Kardashian responded, "six men."
This made Smith tweet, "at least someone gets me," to the 27-year-old "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star. more >>
Morality in Media, an anti-pornography organization which is part of the Coalition to End Sex Exploitation, is hosting a summit in Washington, D.C. to train people on how to combat pornography and sexual exploitation in their communities.
"We are not going to let the pornographers and pop media continue to push the lies that pornography is victimless, and because of the 'ubiquity' of porn, there is nothing we can do to stop sexual exploitation. There is a strong movement forming and all are encouraged to join us," Dawn Hawkins, executive director for Morality in Media, told The Christian Post Friday.
The event will be held at the Tyson's Corner Marriott in Virginia on May 16-17 and is billed as the conference that will officially kick-start the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation. Hawkins noted that this will be "the coalition's first event, as well as the first national conference on the harms of pornography in 27 years." more >>
Two of the most popular online destinations for Bible readers reported robust increases in traffic in the first book of the Old Testament following the release of "Noah" last week.
"In the days after Noah hit theaters, people opening the Noah story in Genesis 6 increased about 300% in US & 245% globally on @YouVersion," reported YouVersion on Twitter on Tuesday.
A character who leaves behind his atheist convictions in the recently released God's Not Dead movie was inspired by the real-life Lasik and cataract surgeon, Tennessee resident Wing Mang.
Wang, a native of China, endured the country's Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, which sent millions of its better-educated and professional citizens to hard labor camps.
In 1982, Wang immigrated to the United States, equipped with little more than $50 and a Chinese-English dictionary. He eventually was accepted to Harvard Medical School, from which he graduated with honors, and later became one of the first surgeons in the United States to perform laser cataract surgeon. more >>
The Russell Crowe-starred "Noah" made close to $44 million in its domestic debut over the weekend, giving the film's co-writer Ari Handel a lot to celebrate.
Ahead of its March 28 release, "Noah" stirred controversy over the "creative license" taken on the Biblical story by Handel and the film's director and co-writer, Darren Aronofsky. Notwithstanding, the epic was the highest-earning film in its opening weekend, topping other blockbusters such as "Divergent" and "Muppets Most Wanted."
In addition to the number-one U.S. opening, "Noah" garnered about $95 million overseas. The Paramount-distributed film had a production budget of a whopping $125 million. However, Handel is pleased with more than just the profits. The writer and producer spoke to The Christian Post just days after had "Noah" swept ticket sales. more >>