On July 6, Mojo Box office reveals that Inside Out was the top pick at the box office over the July 4 weekend. Inside Out, which was released in theaters June 19, beat out Jurassic World and Terminator: Genisys that were number two and number three respectively at the box office over the July Fourth Weekend. Moviegoers, especially families, chose wisely over the weekend of July 4 because Pixar has a record of redemptive movies for families.
The Dove Foundation has approved this movie for families with children over 12 along with the following movies that are currently in theaters: Max, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Faith of our Fathers, and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. Of movies out now in theaters the Dove Foundation only recommends Home for all ages.
Mo Jo Box Office also reports on July 6 on its 2015 Top Domestic Grosses report that redemptive family movies have continued to perform well over time at the box office. This has been an ongoing trend for many years. For 2015 Mo Jo Box Office reports to date that among the top grossing movies have been the following: Inside Out (#4), Cinderella (#5), Home (#7), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (#9), Paddington (#18), Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (#19), McFarland, USA (26), Max (#42), Do You Believe? (#52), Old Fashioned (#72), Beyond the Mask (#85), and Where Hope Grows (#88)
With the growing body of moviegoers and watchers who prefer uplifting, hopeful, redemptive content, producers are responding to consumer power and interest in providing more redemptive, family options. Further, move review sources such as Sonoma Christian Home are serving consumers well to assist them in finding the best redemptive family films. When consumers voice and vote their preferences for redemptive family movies with feedback tools and especially with ticket sales, investors and producers are motivated to support and make more of the same.
Written by Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performance Studies), dianehoward.com