On Easter weekend, lists the top 10 highest grossing Christian films in box office history.
10.”Miracles From Heaven” (2016)
The Jennifer Garner film made $61.7 million this year on a budget of $13 million, good for eighth all time, adjusted for inflation.
9. “God’s Not Dead” (2014)
Starring Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper, David A.R. White, and Dean Cain, “God’s Not Dead” opened to $60.8 million in 2014 ($61.8 million adjusted for inflation) on a budget of $2 million. Its box office success warranted a 2016 sequel.
7. “War Room” (2015)
The Sony Pictures film raised holy hell at the box office when it opened in August of 2015. It ended up making $67.8 million on a budget of $3 million. Adjusted for inflation, that’s $68.8 million.
6. “I Can Only Imagine” (2018)
Jon and Andrew Erwins’ take on the story behind MercyMe’s record-setting Christian single was so successful ($83 million grossed) that it led to the creation of a new faith-based studio, Kingdom Story Company
5.”Heaven Is For Real” (2014)
Having grossed $92.9 million (adjusted for inflation), the film starring Greg Kinnear is the fourth highest-grossing Christian film on our list at $944.4 million inflation-adjusted dollars.
4. “Noah” (2014)
On a budget of $125 million, “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, made $101.2 million at the domestic box office in 2014. That would tick up to $102.8 million today.
3. “The Passion of the Christ” (2004)
Directed by Mel Gibson, “Passion” was a major commercial hit despite controversy it raised and mixed reviews it received. The film grossed $370.7 million in 2004, which works out to $472.3 million adjusted for inflation. It was produced for just $30 million.
2. “Ben-Hur” (1959)
The original “Ben-Hur,” which received 11 Academy Awards, tops the list of highest-grossing Christian movies, having made $74 million back in 1959, equal to $611.9 million in today’s dollars.
1. “The Ten Commandments (1956)
Cecil B. Demille’s biblical epic was the “Avengers” of the 50s, with $122 million grossed in its initial theatrical run. Adjusted for inflation, it has earned over $2 billion in lifetime grosses at the box office