Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue ‘God’s Not Dead’ box-office success rockets Newsboys sales
‘God’s Not Dead’ box-office success rockets Newsboys sales PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeremy Burns   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:24 AM EDT

GodsNotDead-webPure Flix film God’s Not Dead made an impressive debut showing, ranking No. 4 of all new movies released the weekend ending March 23 and boosting sales of Newsboys’ 2011 project, God’s Not Dead (Inpop Records/Capitol Christian Distribution), to No. 5 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart this week. Likewise, the album’s title track has been the most downloaded Christian song since the film released, while God’s Not Dead: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (Inpop Records/Capitol Christian) continues to be a Top 10-selling general market soundtrack on iTunes.

Grossing $9.2 million its opening weekend, the film saw early box-office success. Extensive marketing for the movie and Newsboys’ visibility headlining the 2014 Winter Jam Spectacular Tour helped to make the band’s God’s Not Dead project the top-selling catalog album this year. Selling more than 32,000 copies in three months, the CD jumped to No. 7 on SoundScan’s Overall Christian/Gospel Albums chart, with 4,452 units sold last week. Similarly, the “God’s Not Dead” digital track has achieved sales exceeding 80,000 downloads in 2014 alone, 11,000 of those since the film’s debut.

“We are so honored to have been part of the top-notch marketing campaign and movie launch for Pure Flix’s God’s Not Dead,” said Inpop Records President/General Manager Mark Lusk. “It’s been exciting to see such a great early response to the film and its impact on audiences as well as on sales of the soundtrack, Newsboys album and song. Pure Flix has been a great partner.”

The film’s release has also caused sales of God’s Not Dead: The Motion Picture Soundtrack to increase by more than 200%. The project’s “Hold You Up,” performed by actor/artist Shane Harper, is currently No. 6 on Christian Hot AC Radio, with 2,100 downloads last week.

 

In this current issue:

2015 Absolutely Gospel Music Award nominees announced

News image

Joseph Habedank and hit songwriter Kenna West each garnered eight...

READ MORE

Carpentree awarded licensing for 'Old Fashioned'

News image

Carpentree, Inc. is releasing four new canvases that support the...

READ MORE

Carta Jerusalem to partner with Hendrickson Publishers

News image

Carta Jerusalem, the long-established cartographic firm that holds the world’s...

READ MORE

Tyndale House replies to Malarkey heaven story retraction

News image

Upon recently learning that the story of Alex Malarkey that...

READ MORE

Supreme Court ruling draws fire from NRF

News image

The National Retail Federation has expressed disappointment at the U.S....

READ MORE

Kregel Parable Christian Stores to close East Beltline location

News image

After 20 years in business, Kregel Parable Christian Stores has...

READ MORE

Barbour authors make Vyrso top 15 watch list

News image

Barbour Publishing has announced that Josh McDowell and David R....

READ MORE

Christian retailers indicate positive sales numbers for December

News image

Christian Retailers reported a lift in December sales and traffic,...

READ MORE

Faithlife to release rare Jonathan Edwards works

News image

Faithlife, makers of Logos Bible Software, has partnered with Yale...

READ MORE

Family Christian adds Graham Blanchard titles to sales lineup

News image

The largest national Christian bookstore chain, Family Christian, has picked...

READ MORE

Memorial services to honor legendary Crouch

News image

A celebration of Andraé Crouch’s life will take place on...

READ MORE

InterVarsity Press titles garner 2014 awards

News image

Leadership Journal and Hearts & Minds Books both honored a...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a