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God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018)

God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,560,579Details
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A church destroyed. A congregation silenced. A relationship shattered. Yet even in life’s darkest valleys, a small flame can light the way toward healing and hope. A deadly fire rips through St. James Church, devastating the congregation and Pastor Dave. Adjoining Hadleigh University uses the tragedy to kick the congregation off campus. The escalating controversy creates a dilemma for the small church—can Christians fight for their rights and be the light for Christ at the same time? Facing a court case and his own struggle to see Christ’s light in heartbreak, Dave asks for help from Pearce, his estranged brother—a big-city lawyer and an atheist—to fight for the church’s right to exist. The family reunion opens old wounds, as the brothers wrestle with the questions that pulled them apart years ago: Is God really good all the time? Where is God when bad things happen? Can Christ really heal the brokenhearted?


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,838 $5,560,579
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,601-7,700) 7,601 $5,560,579

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 30th, 2018 (Wide) by Pure Flix Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements including some violence and suggestive material
(Rating bulletin 2514 (Cert #51467), 2/14/2018)
Running Time: 106 minutes
Franchise: God's Not Dead
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Keywords: Faith-Based, Discrimination, College, Ensemble, Christians
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Pure Flix, GND Media Group
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Easter (Opening, 3-Day) 86 $2,689,677 Mar 30, 2018 3

Leading Cast

   Reverend Dave

Supporting Cast

John Corbett    Pearce Hill
Shane Harper    Josh Wheaton
Ted McGinley    Thomas Ellsworth
Tatum O'Neal    Barbara Solomon
Jennifer Taylor    Meg Harvey
Benjamin A. Onyango Ochieng    Reverend Jude
Gregory Alan Williams    Reverend Roland Dial
Mike C. Manning    Adam
Samantha Boscarino    Keaton
Shwayze    Mateo
Jennifer Cipolla    Sydney
Dr. Cissy Houston*    Musical Guest

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Michael Mason    Screenwriter
Brittany Yost    Producer
Michael Scott    Producer
David A.R. White    Producer
Elizabeth Travis    Producer
Alysoun Wolfe    Producer
Troy Duhon    Executive Producer
Robert Katz    Executive Producer
Jim Ameduri    Executive Producer
Dan Campbell    Co-Producer
Ian Campbell    Co-Producer
Brian Shanley    Director of Photography
Mitchell Crisp    Production Designer
Joseph Sandoval    Editor
Dana Konick    Costume Designer
Dustin Solomon    Visual Effects Supervisor
Pancho Burgos-Goizueta    Composer
Beverly Holloway    Casting Director
Mark Fincannon    Casting Director

Weekend Wrap-Up: Quiet Place Helps the Box Office Make Some Noise

April 9th, 2018

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place not only topped predictions, it nearly doubled them earning $50.20 million during its opening weekend. The rest of the new releases also beat expectations, albeit by much smaller margins. Blockers nearly matched its production budget, while Chappaquiddick and The Miracle Season didn’t embarrass themselves. Add in some strong holds and the total box office was a surprisingly robust $162 million. This is 19% higher than last weekend and 36% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2018 is still behind 2017 by $60 million or 1.8% at $3.07 billion to $3.12 billion. This is half as much as the gap was this time last week, which is great news going forward. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Spielberg’s Decade Best Can’t Save Overall Box Office

April 3rd, 2018

Ready Player One

Ready Player One not only opened in first place over the weekend, but its three-day total of $41.77 million was Steven Spielberg’s best opening weekend as a director in almost exactly a decade. Acrimony was a solid second place finisher with $17.17 million. God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness missed the top ten. Overall, the box office rose 4.9% from last weekend hitting $136 million, but this was still 20% lower than the same weekend last year. 2018 is now 4.9% or $150 million behind 2017’s pace at $2.84 billion to $2.99 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Ready Player One Solid On Debut

April 1st, 2018

Ready Player One

The gulf between blockbusters and also-rans could hardly be starker these days. Since the release of Black Panther to a whopping $202 million on February 16, three movies that could have caught the general public’s imagination have arrived on the scene, and earned somewhere between a fifth and a seventh of that on opening weekend. Ready Player One is the most successful among them, with an opening of $41.2 million predicted by Warner Bros. as of this morning. That compares favorably to the openings of A Wrinkle in Time (which started out with $33.1 million), and Pacific Rim: Uprising ($28.1 million), and is, in fact, the best weekend in 2018 for a movie not called Black Panther, but it barely starts to chip away at considerable marketing costs, let alone a reported $150 million production budget. More...

Friday Estimates: Player One is Ready and Able with $15.2 million Friday

March 31st, 2018

Ready Player One

Ready Player One earned first place on Friday with $15.2 million, for a two-day total of $27.2 million. Continuing the comparison I’ve been doing with G.I. Joe: Retaliation, this news is mixed. Ready Player One had a much better preview night, which we can attribute to previews being relatively new when Retaliation came out. The two films’ 24-hour Thursday numbers were nearly the same, and now Ready Player One has slipped just behind Retaliation’s pace. Ready Player One does have very good reviews, but the two films both earned A-minuses from CinemaScore, so they should have similar legs. I’m still going to give the edge to Ready Player One at $41 million / $52 million, but it is close. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Player Starts Out as Number One

March 30th, 2018

Ready Player One

Ready Player One pulled in $12.1 million on Thursday, including $3.75 million in previews. If we again compare this start to G.I. Joe: Retaliation, we see some good news, but also some troubling news. Relatiation only managed $2.6 million in previews, but $10.51 million on Thursday, so Ready Player One has shorter legs already. That said, Relatiation came out before previews were as big as they are now, so perhaps it is better just to judge the film’s Thursday numbers. If we use the full Thursday numbers, then Ready Player One is on pace for a $47 million / $59 million opening weekend. If we just use the 24-hour Thursday numbers, then Ready Player One will open with $41 million / $51 million over the weekend. Ready Player One does have better reviews, but they both earned A minuses from CinemaScore, so perhaps having the same legs from now on is more likely than not. We will have a better idea once Friday’s numbers are out. More...

Weekend Predictions: Is Player One Ready to Dominate the Box Office? (With Preview Numbers)

March 29th, 2018

Ready Player One

March comes to a close with three wide releases. Of these, only Ready Player One is expected to be even a midlevel hit. In fact, it will likely earn more over its four-day weekend than the other two films earn in total. Acrimony should open in the mid to low teens, while God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness will barely make the top ten. This weekend last year, The Boss Baby opened with just over $50 million. Maybe Ready Player One will make that much over four days. Even if it does, 2017’s impressive depth means there’s almost no chance 2018 will win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness Trailer

March 26th, 2018

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2018 Preview: March

March 1st, 2018

Ready Player One

February was an amazing month, thanks mainly to Black Panther, but Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit were also significant hits and overall the month was a massive improvement over last February. Looking forward, there’s nothing opening in March that will earn as much in total as Black Panther did during its opening weekend. That said, A Wrinkle in Time and Ready Player One should have no trouble getting to $100 million, while Tomb Raider has a 50/50 chance of getting there. Unfortunately, compared to last March, this is still a pittance. There’s a chance that no film opening this March will earn as much in total as Beauty and the Beast opened with last march. We will need Black Panther to have good legs to keep 2018 ahead of 2017 by the end of the month. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/03/30 12 $2,689,677   1,693 $1,589   $2,689,677 1
2018/04/06 16 $1,094,495 -59% 1,377 $795   $4,912,576 2
2018/04/13 28 $123,042 -89% 193 $638   $5,437,334 3
2018/04/20 33 $64,197 -48% 111 $578   $5,554,287 4

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2018/03/30 11 $1,133,481   1,693 $670   $1,133,481 1
2018/03/31 13 $854,606 -25% 1,693 $505   $1,988,087 2
2018/04/01 12 $701,590 -18% 1,693 $414   $2,689,677 3
2018/04/02 15 $279,477 -60% 1,693 $165   $2,969,154 4
2018/04/03 11 $390,199 +40% 1,693 $230   $3,359,353 5
2018/04/04 15 $247,797 -36% 1,693 $146   $3,607,150 6
2018/04/05 13 $210,931 -15% 1,693 $125   $3,818,081 7
2018/04/06 - $302,741 +44% 1,377 $220   $4,120,822 8
2018/04/07 - $482,006 +59% 1,377 $350   $4,602,828 9
2018/04/08 - $309,748 -36% 1,377 $225   $4,912,576 10
2018/04/09 - $89,958 -71% 1,377 $65   $5,002,534 11
2018/04/10 - $159,381 +77% 1,377 $116   $5,161,915 12
2018/04/11 - $84,658 -47% 1,377 $61   $5,246,573 13
2018/04/12 - $67,719 -20% 1,377 $49   $5,314,292 14
2018/04/13 - $30,538 -55% 193 $158   $5,344,830 15
2018/04/14 - $49,856 +63% 193 $258   $5,394,686 16
2018/04/15 - $42,648 -14% 193 $221   $5,437,334 17
2018/04/16 - $13,088 -69% 193 $68   $5,450,422 18
2018/04/17 - $17,029 +30% 193 $88   $5,467,451 19
2018/04/18 - $10,574 -38% 193 $55   $5,478,025 20
2018/04/19 - $12,065 +14% 193 $63   $5,490,090 21
2018/04/20 - $19,639 +63% 111 $177   $5,509,729 22
2018/04/21 - $26,234 +34% 111 $236   $5,535,963 23
2018/04/22 - $18,324 -30% 111 $165   $5,554,287 24
2018/04/23 - $6,292 -66% 111 $57   $5,560,579 25

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/03/30 12 $3,818,081   1,693 $2,255   $3,818,081 1
2018/04/06 16 $1,496,211 -61% 1,377 $1,087   $5,314,292 2
2018/04/13 27 $175,798 -88% 193 $911   $5,490,090 3

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