From MRC’s Culture and Media Institute.
“MRC’s Culture and Media Institute reports that a heavily hyped movie by an atheist based on a trilogy called, is proceeding to bomb at the box office following Christian protests and lackluster reviews. MRC’s Kristen Fyfe reported that it cost $180 million to make and $40 million to advertise, but it’s box-office take in the critical opening period was just $26.1 million. By contrast, the film adaptation of ‘ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe grossed $65.5 million. Catholic League President Bill Donohue said, “Our goal was to stop from meeting box office expectations, and we succeeded.” The film’s producers want to do two sequels. But Fyfe said: “Considering that the trilogy ends with children killing God, that might be a tough one to figure out if they want wider support of Christian filmgoers.”
–Kristen Fyfe in an MRC Culture and Media Institute report Dec. 10