When God’s Not Dead came out two years ago, it really was a phenomenon. That’s not to say the movie was any good, but it certainly found an audience that wanted to see it and talk about it, even if that meant trashing it. Call it the evangelical version of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Here’s the most important data: With a budget of $2 million, God’s Not Dead went on to make more than $60 million by the end of its run. No wonder the filmmakers wanted to make a sequel.
So how did God’s Not Dead 2 do, compared to its predecessor?
The movie earned $8.1 million in its opening weekend… which may sound impressive until you realize all the caveats.