The hallmark of a successful movie is how well it continues to attract new audiences. “Courageous,” a Christian-themed movie released in 2011, is one such example. In this article, we take a look at why this faith-based film remains popular with Christian viewers.
‘Courageous’ at the Box Office
“Courageous” was released in theaters on September 30, 2011. It was a box office success, grossing over $34 million worldwide. It was filmed with a budget of about $2 million. The movie opened in fourth place at the box office with an opening weekend gross of $9.1 million.
Its strong showing was attributed in part to its targeted marketing to Christian audiences, as well as its positive word-of-mouth recommendations from viewers. Overall, “Courageous” was profitable for its producers and helped solidify Sherwood Pictures‘ reputation as a successful independent Christian film studio. Sherwood Pictures is a filmmaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia.
Is “Courageous” Based on a True Story?
The movie explores themes of fatherhood, faith, and courage in the face of adversity. It also contains several references to the Bible and Christian faith. However, the movie is not based on a true story. While the film does draw inspiration from real-life events and experiences, it is a work of fiction.
The story follows the lives of several law enforcement officers who struggle with balancing their work responsibilities with their roles as husbands and fathers. The movie’s themes of faith, family, and courage have resonated with Christians, encouraging them to lead more intentional and purposeful lives. So although “Courageous” is not based on a true story, the movie reflets the challenges and struggles many people face in their daily lives.
Where to Watch the Movie
While “Courageous” is not on Netflix, it is available for streaming and purchase on several platforms. Here are some options:
Vudu: “Courageous” is available for rental/purchase on Vudu here.
Redbox: “Courageous” is available for rental/purchase on Redbox here.
You may also be able to find the movie on other streaming platforms or cable TV providers.