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Kirk Cameron Thanks Atheists For The Free Publicity For Saving Christmas

"'I don’t care what you say about me, just spell my name right,' declared famous showman P.T. Barnum — founder of what today is The Greatest Show on Earth, the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus. Playwright Oscar Wilde put it another way: 'The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.' That’s a lesson militant atheists apparently have forgotten. In the last week, we’ve seen an unprecedented campaign against Christian moviemaker Kirk Cameron’s film Saving Christmas. But the ironic thing is they are inadvertently filling theaters with moviegoers wondering what all the fuss is about. Saving Christmas was originally scheduled for a limited two-week run in a few selected cities. However, with all the publicity that atheists have generated denouncing the film, it has been held over — and is expanding to new cities." - From the website for Saving Christmas, in response to to the social media campaign that has made the film the lowest rated in IMDB history. Oscar Wilde!

According to today's report from Box Office Mojo, Saving Christmas played on 294 screens this weekend, a 17-screen increase from last week after opening on 410 screens two weeks ago. The film's per screen average of $495 was the lowest of all films tracked. With an average ticket price of $8.00, that means a total of about 33 people attended this weekend's 15 showings at each theater. That's two people per showing. But everybody got a great seat!

RELATED: The Imitation Game, the biopic about gay computer genius Alan Turing, played on only eight screens this weekend with a per screen average of $50,250, the highest of all films tracked. The Imitation Game goes into wide release on Christmas day.

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