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Left Behind

Religion: The Pop Prophets

Faith and Fiction: Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins are an unlikely team with a shared evangelical fervor—and America's best-selling writers

May 24, 2004 - Newsweek Magazine explores the amazing success of the "Left Behind" series of novels. They have sold 62 million copies of their books, making them the best-selling literary partnership of all time. One out of every eight Americans have read one of their books.
Their Biblical techno-thrillers about the end of the world are currently outselling Stephen King, John Grisham and every other pop novelist in America. It's old-time religion with a sci-fi sensibility...
Source:Newsweek (Story no longer online)

Left Behind starts 4rd week
in the Inland Empire (Southern California)
- Ontario Mills - AMC 30 Theater
On President's Day, we attended the movie again, and all seats were taken.

Left Behind starts 2nd week
in the Inland Empire (Southern California)
- Ontario Mills - AMC 30 Theater

Other Theaters- Nationwide

Strong cast, Good Book, big hit
Feb. 8, 2001 - This is a favorable report of the movie, and an explanation of the " new cultural mood in the country," which coincides with the inauguration of a born-again president.
Source: The Guardian (UK)

"Left Behind" Sets Christian Movie Record
Feb. 8, 2001- The opening weekend for Left Behind: The Movie set a new record for box office receipts for a Christian film.
The end-times thriller from Cloud Ten Pictures made about $2.6 million from moviegoers, the Associated Press (AP) reported. According to "Daily Variety," the previous record for a Christian film was set in 1999 by "The Omega Code," which opened at $2.4 million and eventually made $12.6 million for its domestic run.
The movie opened on 874 screens, and Cloud Ten Pictures says it hoping to add another 200 venues by next weekend.
Source: Maranatha Christian Journal - from Charisma (Story no longer online)


Inland Empire (Southern California) - Ontario Mills - AMC 30 Theater

Other Theaters- Nationwide

Review: Left Behind - The Movie
Oct. 18, 2000 - What a fantastic movie! And what a fantastic time for it to be released! LEFT BEHIND is the most believable and best produced film about Biblical prophecy ever! It captures the essence of the best seller by LaHaye and Jenkins, and even improves the details, to give us a powerful preview of the near future of our planet. The timing of its release could not be better. It fits the current situation of Mid-East turmoil, and makes us feel that we are watching tomorrow's news unfold. While this particular story is not the only way that prophecy could be fulfilled, it is a very accurate and moving depiction of what could happen when Christ returns to take believers with Him. This movie should be seen by millions. It could be one of the greatest evangelistic tools of all time.

Some of the best young actors and actresses in the business bring the story to life. The acting and photography are superb, and the special effects help make it a first-rate production by any standard. It has the theological finesse of Jack Van Impe, and employs musical talent by Bryan Duncan.

Executive Producers Peter and Paul Lalonde have truly reached their stride, making an even greater impact than they had done on their weekly television program (which they gave up in order to develop this new apocalyptic genre of movies).

"With a $17.4 million budget, the biggest yet for a film of its kind Left Behind: The Movie is viewed by Christian filmmakers as the genre's potential Star Wars."
–Entertainment Weekly

"Christian thriller No. 1... starring Kirk Cameron of 'Growing Pains' fame."
–Chicago Tribune

"Left Behind" Co-Author Sues Filmmakers
Feb., 2001 - Disagreements about the extent of Cloud Ten's movie rights, and the quality of the first film in the series, are behind a lawsuit by Tim LaHaye.
Source: Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer online)

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