(Worthy News) - The biggest faith-based movie of last year was, without a doubt, the film adaptation of MercyMe’s classic track, “I Can Only Imagine.” The drama, which was based on the life story of Bart Millard, the artist who penned the hit Christian song, took in over $85 million at the box office despite a budget of just $7 million. All in all, it was a roaring success.
However, this movie wasn’t only popular among American evangelicals. Its missional influence continues to expand across the world, as Director Jon Erwin explained at the recent National Religious Broadcasters convention.
Almost unbelievably, Erwin noted that China, which has been home to some of the most fierce Christian persecution in recent years, actually funded the movie’s translation.
“I find it very interesting that in the same year that China actually restricted … Christianity, they paid for ‘I Can Only Imagine,'” he said. “They paid for the right to translate it and distribute it to their people. That’s happened in over 100 countries around the world with our films.” [ Source: CBN News (Read More...) ]