Low-Budget Christian Movie Does Big Box Office

A group of Southern churchgoers banded together to counter Hollywood entertainment with a movie of their own. “Now, ‘Facing the Giants,’ the low-budget feature film about faith and high school football they made with church donations and Bible-inspired moxie, is playing at more than 400 theaters around the country — a gigantic release for any independent movie, let alone one created by near-novices. The movie has made $2.7 million in 10 days, and ticket sales were good enough last weekend to place it 13th in the box office rankings, one notch below ‘Flyboys,’ a war movie with a $60 million budget and starring James Franco.”