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With “Hillsong: Let Hope Rise” opening this week, TheWrap takes a look at 10 of the highest-grossing Christian-based films, adjusted for inflation. “The Nativity Story” (2006) Catherine Hardwicke directed the movie starring Oscar Isaac and Keisha Castle-Hughes. With a budget of $35 million, the film grossed $37.6 million in 2006, which would be $44.8 million today in inflation-adjusted dollars. “Son of God” (2014) The 20th Century Fox film retells the life of Jesus and grossed a domestic total of $59.7 million in 2014, which would be $60.7 million today. “Miracles From Heaven” (2016) The Jennifer Garner film made $61.7 million this year on a budget of $13 million, good for »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Diverse, awe-inspiring and memorable treasures that have sadly fallen off the radar
The noughties were a tough decade for film music fans. Not only was there the unprecedented loss of four great masters in the form of Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, Michael Kamen and Basil Poledouris; the nature of the industry itself began to go through some seismic changes, not all of them for the better.
With the art of film scoring becoming ever more processed, driven increasingly by ghost writers, electronic augmentation and temp tracks, prospects looked bleak. However, this shouldn’t shield the fact that there were some blindingly brilliant scores composed during this period. Here’s but a small sampling of them.
Deadpool's monster, $132.4 million three-day opening last weekend was the earliest a movie has ever opened with over $100 million by almost a month. Previously, Alice in Wonderland's $116.1 million opening in the first weekend of March 2010 held that distinction. Prior to that, film's didn't cross the century mark in their opening weekend until the beginning of summer. It certainly is a new era as studios are redefining release patterns every month. This weekend Deadpool doesn't face much competition in the way of new releases and will retain the number one spot handily. The weekend's three new wide releases vying for a spot below Deadpool include Sony's faith-based feature Risen, Focus' Jesse Owens biopic Race and A24's period horror The Witch. Beginning with number one, history shows that when a film opens with over $100 million it tends to drop, on average, around 54.3% in its second weekend. Films that score an "A" CinemaScore or higher, »
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