Anti-Christian Film Flops at Box Office

A film depicting the so-called “dangers” of Christian nationalism is failing at the box office.

Rob Reiner’s “God & Country” brought in a mere $38,000 on its opening weekend.

After its two weeks in theaters, the film made about $60,000, according to Hot Air.

The film “looks at the implications of Christian Nationalism and how it distorts not only the constitutional republic, but Christianity itself,” according to a description on Rotten Tomatoes. “Featuring prominent Christian thought leaders, GOD & COUNTRY asks this question: What happens when a faith built on love, sacrifice, and forgiveness grows political tentacles, conflating power, money, and belief into hyper-nationalism?”

Despite being a failure, mainstream media praised the film. Deadline quoted independent film company Oscilloscope Laboratories as saying, “God & Country has been met with an unbelievable amount of support from churches and religious organizations across the country that are keen to spread the film’s message. We expect group sales and buyouts to surge as word-of-mouth takes hold and we head deeper in the 2024 general election. In our minds, this was more an opening salvo than an opening weekend.”

According to The New York Times, the film portrays the “growing threat to democracy posed by voters who subscribe to the belief that the United States is above all a Christian nation and that this should influence policies on abortion, public education, immigration, and so on.”

American Faith reported that a 2023 survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the Brookings Institute found that over half of Republicans either agree with or sympathize with Christian nationalism.

The survey, carried out among roughly 6,000 American adults from all 50 states, asked respondents five questions to determine their stance on Christian nationalism, with two questions being whether “The U.S. government should declare America a Christian nation” and if “Being Christian is an important part of being truly American.”

White Evangelical Protestants had the highest percentage of those who were either adherents or sympathizers, with 64%, while 33% were skeptics or rejecters.