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COURAGEOUS EARNS a WONDERFUL $8.8 MILLION AT THE BOX OFFICE LAST WEEKEND!

Courageous, the faith-based movie by Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, garnered (let’s give credit where it belongs:  Praise Jesus!) nearly NINE million dollars last weekend!  Read this rave comment from AOL News:

The only newcomer to exceed expectations was “Courageous,” a $2 million faith-based family drama, produced by Sherwood Entertainment and distributed by Sony, which grossed $8.8 million.”They seem to be dialed into what audiences want,” said Sony distribution chief Rory Bruer, noting the remarkable batting average of Sherwood, a small production company owned by a Georgia-based Baptist church.

For example, Sherwood’s no-name family drama about firefighters called “Fireproof,” took in $33.7 million on a $500,000 production spend three years ago.

With director, writer and star Alex Kendrick now turning his focus to cops struggling to father their sons and keep the streets safe, the PG-13 “Courageous” was marketed heavily in faith communities and achieved its opening in just 1,161 theaters. The film also garnered a rare A-plus grade from Cinemascore.

“It brought a lot of people out who don’t often go to the movies,” said Bruer. “It was meant to inspire.”

Box Office Mojo reported based on studio estimates (actual numbers come out today) that Courageous was in fifth spot – only $58,000 behind number four.

NOW, time for those who did not go (and some who went) to go this weekend – keep up good numbers for Courageous!  (Again, if you want to know more about a wonderful God who wants a relationship with YOU!  Go here!)

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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