This kind of thing happens every few years and stunned movie executives can’t seem to figure out what just happened. And then they panic and say “OK, let’s make a biblical movie to cash in on this wave” and they make some trash like “Noah” and then act shocked that the Christians didn’t come out and see it.
I usually go out to see most Christian movies. I know they’re not great. I’m the one sitting through them. But I still like most of them. But I’ll admit I haven’t done “The Chosen” thing yet. I always intend to but I just haven’t yet. Seems like I might be a bit behind on this trend.
But if you want to know what happened in the latest Kirk Cameron movie, I’m your guy.
World of Reel: A Christian-based TV show stormed the box-office this weekend. No, I’m not kidding. It’s not even a movie. The first two episodes of the third season of “The Chosen” were packaged together as a feature and released in theaters this weekend.
The Angel Studios show, focusing on the life and times of Jesus Christ, started off as a crowdfunded endeavour three years ago, now it’s competing against the big boys at the box-office and embarrassing the big Hollywood titles. The budget for these two episodes is said to be around $2 million.
“The Chosen” is set to make $10 million in its opening weekend. Meanwhile, “She Said” could only muster up $2 million. Both films opened in 2,000 screens nationwide. The Jesus “movie” even made more money that “The Menu” which screened in around 3000 theaters.
Just to put things into perspective, “The Chosen” made more money this weekend than the box-office totals of Oscar contenders “Armageddon Time,” “Till,” Tar” and “The Banshees of Inisherin.”
November 22, 2022 at 4:27 pm
If you haven’t yet, watch The Chosen!!!
Start with the first season and move on from there. It begins just a little slow because it’s about character development as we get to know the apostles and others connected to Jesus’ life. By episode four I was a complete supporter.
November 23, 2022 at 6:29 am
Can confirm, it is basically the best Christian series ever made.
Do not binge watch, don’t be doing other stuff while watching. I find I usually wanted to just digest an episode after watching.
If you find it slow hang tough, it really gets so good.
December 2, 2022 at 8:17 pm
Be cautious: as Catholics, we shouldn’t watch a heretics’ version of Jesus and His Apostles. And did you not hear how they had Jesus quote directly from the Book of Mormon?!!!!!! The shows creator, Dallas Jenkins, had this to say about using that quote: ” I believe it’s a really great line and I believe that it’s also theologically plausible.” So, it’s the usual protestant story… “I believe” something, therefore I’m going to put it forth as truth. As a Catholic, I’d stay far, far away from this.