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God Loves Uganda (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $51,229Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $247,464 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $247,464
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An exploration of the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Thanks to charismatic religious leaders and a well-financed campaign, these new laws are winning over the Ugandan public. But these policies and the money that fuels them aren't coming from Africa, they're being imported from some of America's largest megachurches. Using vérité, interviews, and hidden camera footage, the film allows American religious leaders and their young missionaries that make up the "front lines in a battle for billions of souls" to explain their positions in their own words.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,101-12,200) 12,120 $51,229
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,901-17,000) 16,994 $51,229
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,809 $51,229

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 11th, 2013 (Limited) by Variance Films
Video Release: May 19th, 2014 by First Run Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 83 minutes
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Keywords: Religious, Orthodox Religion, LGBT, Missionary, Bigotry, Government Corruption, Hate Crime
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Ford Foundation, Independent Lens, Full Credit Productions, Motto Pictures
Production Countries: United States


Lou Engle    Himself
Christopher Senyonjo    Himself
Kapya Kaoma    Himself
Scott Lively    Himself
Marten Sempa    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Roger Ross Williams    Producer
Julie Goldman    Producer
Richard Hankin    Supervising Editor
Benjamin Gray    Editor
Carolyn Hepburn    Line Producer
Paige Ruane    Associate Producer
Casper de Boer    Associate Producer
Betsy Ford    Associate Producer
Derek Wiesehahn    Director of Photography
Mark Degli Antoni    Composer
Roger Ross Williams    Screenwriter
Richard Hankin    Screenwriter
Benjamin Gray    Screenwriter

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 20th, 2014

May 19th, 2014

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 13th, 2014

May 13th, 2014

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Per Theater Chart: Gravity Completes its Second Orbit

October 15th, 2013

Gravity remained on top of the Per Theater Chart with an average of $11,800. Unfortunately, it was the only film in the $10,000 club. More...

Weekend Estimates: Gravity Floats Past Captain Phillips

October 13th, 2013

What could have been a close-run race at the box office this weekend turned into a comfortable win for Gravity, but for all the right reasons. Captain Phillips opened with a sturdy $26 million, on the back of some excellent reviews. But that isn't close to enough to unseat Gravity, which will post one of the best second weekends for a wide release in a long time. Comparisons with Argo are inevitable -- the Oscar-winner fell just 15% in its second weekend, while Gravity will be off 21%, but Gravity opened with over $50 million, compared to Argo's $20 million or so, which makes the performance all the more impressive. More...

Limited Releases: God Loves Limited Releases

October 11th, 2013

The headline might claim God loves limited releases, but it is clear the critics don't. There are more than a dozen limited releases on this week's list, but many of them are earning reviews that are weak, or much, much worse. God Loves Uganda is practically the lone exception, as it is earning perfect reviews. Unfortunately, it's a documentary, so its chances of expanding significantly are very limited. On the other hand, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete might be the breakout hit of the week. Its reviews are not as good, but good enough to suggest it will find an audience, but it is opening in more than 100 theaters, which might be too many. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/10/11 71 $5,530   1 $5,530   $5,530 1
2013/10/18 92 $3,154 -43% 1 $3,154   $11,930 2
2013/11/01 61 $3,274   5 $655   $22,720 4
2013/11/08 77 $2,413 -26% 3 $804   $27,636 5
2013/11/15 62 $5,594 +132% 3 $1,865   $34,150 6
2013/11/22 70 $3,599 -36% 2 $1,800   $41,598 7
2013/12/20 48 $2,041   2 $1,021   $47,991 11

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/10/11 73 $8,776   1 $8,776   $8,776 1
2013/10/18 72 $5,013 -43% 1 $5,013   $13,789 2
2013/10/25 61 $5,657 +13% 3 $1,886   $19,446 3
2013/11/01 56 $5,376 -5% 5 $1,075   $24,822 4
2013/11/08 65 $3,474 -35% 3 $1,158   $29,287 5
2013/11/15 60 $7,665 +121% 3 $2,555   $37,999 6
2013/12/13 63 $1,673   2 $837   $45,950 10
2013/12/20 54 $3,342 +100% 2 $1,671   $49,292 11
2013/12/27 57 $1,937 -42% 1 $1,937   $51,229 12

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