The Jesus Christ-focused film Son of God doesn't hit theaters until next week, but it's already a hit with churches and religious groups.
These faithful audiences have secured nearly half-a-million tickets to showings across the country, with some even renting out entire theaters and several multiplexes for certain showings.
Produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey and distributed by Fox, Son of God features a mix of old and new footage about the life of Jesus Christ from Burnett and Downey's hit History Channel miniseries, The Bible.
The world's largest Christian university, Liberty University, bought out an entire Regal multiplex near campus, where Son of God will be showing on all 14 screens on the film's opening day. A spokesman for the Jerry Falwell-founded school told The Hollywood Reporter that Liberty's giving away tickets by the thousands and e-mailed more than 100,000 people in the ...