It is official; God’s Not Dead 2 is in the works and on the way! Pure Flix will be producing this sequel and carrying forward the momentum of one of the biggest Christian movies ever released.
On March 21st, 2014, God’s Not Dead debuted in theaters and took the Christian film industry by storm. This film came seemingly out of nowhere and on opening weekend it made over four times its budget in ticket sales. Pure Flix entertainment released this instant hit and stumbled onto something that people really enjoyed. God’s Not Dead brought in about $62,000,000 in the theaters; compare that to its $2 million budget and it brought in over 3,100% of what it cost.
We watched this film cascade across the country as it continued to open in more theaters week, after week, after week, capping at 1,860 theaters nationwide. To top it off this high energy Christian movie was built upon a moving and inspirationally charged message that was both timely and impacting. We wrote a full review as well.
We have recently learned that the CEO of Pure Flix has confirmed that a sequel God’s Not Dead 2 is in the works and may be released toward the end of 2015!
The news is exciting because not only will we get more of God’s Not Dead, but I think they will have the budget, and the experience to produce an even better film. This was the second and most successful theater release for Pure Flix which has historically specialized in direct-to-DVD faith based and family films.
No specific details have been confirmed concerning the nature of the plot or the development of the characters, but just knowing it is in the works is exciting. This is a good thing for Pure Flix but it’s even better for the Christian film industry as a whole.
I believe this venture has helped them to spread their wings and will enable them to raise the bar even higher for God’s Not Dead 2. So much was learned from God’s Not Dead both in terms of production and release, this experience may help launch Pure Flix and similar DVD centered film studios into successful and ongoing cinema achievements. However all of this pales in comparison to the real impact, which is taking the message further in order to see more lives changed.
Pure Flix is already working on another film titled Do You Believe that will debut in the spring of 2014 before God’s Not Dead 2. This is a sign that the momentum is effecting things out beyond just one film and its sequel. Learn more about additional films Pure Flix has released.
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