Family Research Council

Family-Friendly Movies the Ticket to Hollywood's Success


By Tony Perkins
February 26, 2014

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In the movie industry, faith hasn't played much of a role -- until now. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. It may have taken a few years, but movie makers are finally taking their cues from traditional families. For the first time, nine of the top 10 grossing movies in 2013 at the box office had a family-oriented theme -- and a large portion, Dr. Ted Baehr explains, had references to Jesus Christ. His new report shows that although studios insist on pumping out R-rated movies, they consistently under-perform at the box office. Only four made it to the top 25 in earnings. Of course, the greatest irony may be the one Americans witness at the Oscars on March 2. If you compare how viewers vote at the ticket window with how the Academy of Motion Pictures does, it's obvious that Hollywood has different priorities. So if you're tired of the junk Hollywood cranks out, prove it by supporting the alternatives. Fill the seats, and you might help fill the void -- for values!

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