Professional wrestlers and medical miracles abound in two new “faith-based” movie trailers

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I’ve been writing a lot about the Bible movies coming out next year, but there are other “faith-based” films in the wings. Two of them released new trailers in recent weeks.

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War Room is now the top-grossing evangelical movie ever

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War Room has set another milestone.

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Interview: Stephen Kendrick (War Room, 2015)

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Stephen Kendrick and his brother Alex made waves in a big way when their second film, Facing the Giants, grossed $10 million nationwide despite being produced on a shoestring by an almost all-volunteer crew. Their next two films were even bigger successes, and now their fifth film — War Room, produced for a reported $3 million — has earned over $50 million in its first four weeks. It has also earned a place in the history books as the first Evangelical Christian movie to be #1 at the box office.

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War Room sets a new milestone for “faith-based” films

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Might as well note this milestone: In 1999, The Omega Code stunned the movie world by becoming the first evangelical Christian movie to crack the weekly box-office top ten. Now, in 2015, War Room has become the first such film to reach #1.

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