On October 27, On DVD Release.com reveals “War Room” is the top-selling DVD overall. “War Room” (in pre-order) also continues as the top-selling DVD in the Drama and African American categories. “Woodlawn” (recently released in theaters and available in pre-order on DVD) is also a top-selling DVD in the African American, Sports Categories. Christian Cinema.com on October 27, as well, shows that their two top-selling DVDs are “War Room” and “Woodlawn.”
On October 27, Target Market News (The Black Consumer Market Authority) reports on the significant impact of African American consumers and ticket buyers. They state, ” Among …’tent pole” films, African-Americans proved vital to box office success…According to Target Market News’ report, The Buying Power of Black America, black consumers spend more than $1.1 billion annually on movie tickets….”
According to Pew Research, “While the U.S. is generally considered a highly religious nation, African-Americans are markedly more religious on a variety of measures than the U.S. population as a whole, including level of affiliation with a religion, attendance at religious services, frequency of prayer and religion’s importance in life. Compared with other racial and ethnic groups, African-Americans are among the most likely to report a formal religious affiliation, with fully 87% of African-Americans describing themselves as belonging to one religious group or another, according to the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey…” African-American leadership for constructive and positive good is significantly needed. Gracious and mature African American leaders (such as we see today in presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson), churches, and communities are gifts to the well-being of the United States and to the globe.
With recent violent outbreaks and social, racial unrest in the United States and across the planet, thankfully, Christian leaders and filmmakers of various racial backgrounds are at the forefront of reconciliation, redemption, and revival efforts for all people. “Woodlawn” directors, The Erwin Brothers, have said that as the Civil Rights Movement was led by pastors, the movement toward racial reconciliation, redemption, and revival is being led again by multi-racial, Christian leaders, including Christian filmmakers. “War Room,” “Woodlawn,” and the recent movie “Captive” have drawn multi-racial audiences, especially White and Black. “War Room” and “Woodlawn” are still doing well in movie theaters and are top-selling DVDs even in pre-order. These movies are promoting reconciliation in families, communities, and into the world
“McFarland” has also had cross-over appeal, especially with White and Latino audiences in theaters and now with DVDs as a top-selling DVD in the Sports category, along with “Woodlawn.” Likewise, the pristine movie, “Little Boy” (now available on DVD) has also promoted racial reconciliation, in its case with Whites and Japanese Americans in WWII.
On DVD release.com, October 27, reveals “Woodlawn,” “McFarland,” and ‘When the Game Stands Tall” are top-selling DVD in Sports. Further, On DVD release.com shows that “Ant-man” is a top-selling DVD in the Action and Sci-Fi categories. “Cinderella” remains a top-selling DVD in the Family, Adventure, Fantasy categories. “Inside Out” the top-selling DVD in Animation. “Batkid Begins” and “Monkey Kingdom” are top-selling DVDS in the Documentary category. “Max” is the top-selling DVD in the Family category. “Pan” is also a top-selling DVD in the Family category. “When Marnie Was There” remains a top-selling DVD in the Foreign category. These DVDs are all excellent choices for a range of ages as redemptive and family movies with broad appeal for multi-ethnic audiences.
Many leading redemptive, Christian, faith-based movies have had themes of redemption, racial reconciliation, and restoration. Such movies are especially significant and needed for a Time Such as This!