(KFVS) - The first weekend of April 2016 is a slow one, with many movie studios holding off on releases until later to maximize profits against current blockbusters Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Zootopia.
The only wide release of the weekend belongs to the independent Christian production of Gods Not Dead 2.
The sequel to the surprise 2014 hit Gods Not Dead, follows a new story line as a teacher is faced with trouble after answering a question about Jesus in her classroom.
Her response has a greater impact that she could possibly imagine, as God is threatened to be expelled from the public once and for all.
Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White, Ernie Hudson, Ray Wise and Robin Givens star in this faith-based drama from Pure Flix Productions.
Gods Not Dead 2 is rated PG for some thematic elements; with a run time of 121 minutes.
In limited release is a horror comedy spoof of the popular Purge franchise.
Meet the Blacks finds the Black family packing up and leaving Chicago for a new better life in Beverly Hills.
Unfortunately for the family, they arrive on the night of the annual purge when all crime is legal for twelve hours.
Mike Epps, Mike Tyson, George Lopez, Charlie Murphy and more star in this dark comedic farce.
Meet the Blacks is rated R for pervasive language, some sexual material, violence and drug use; with a run time of 90 minutes.
Here is a list of this week's newest releases and theater counts courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
- Gods Not Dead 2
- Meet the Blacks
The second week of April is a bit livelier as three new releases come to the domestic market.