On February 18, On DVD Release reports that “The Martian,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” (in pre-release for release March 22), and “War Room” continue as overall, top-selling DVDs. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” is also the top-selling DVD (even in pre-release) in the action, as well as one of the top-selling DVDs in the sci-fi category. “The Martian” is also the top-selling DVD in the sci-fi category. “War Room” also continues as the top-selling DVD in the Drama and African American categories. “Inside Out,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “The Peanuts Movie,” and “Big Hero 6” all continue as top-selling DVDs in the animation category. “Max” and “Cinderella” are top-selling DVDs in the family category. “Woodlawn” is the top-selling DVD in the sports category with “McFarland” and “My All American ” also as top-selling DVD. “Pan” is currently the top-selling DVDs in the family category with “Max” and “Cinderella” also continuing as top-selling DVDs in this category.
Movieguide.org provides reviews (that include age suitability), stories, and more for all of these movies. Further, Movieguide® recently honored many of these movies at the Feb. 5, family-friendly, 24th Annual Movieguide® Awards Gala in Hollywood. One of the top prizes, the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring Movie of 2015, went to “War Room.” Also, one of the other nominees for this award was “Woodlawn.” Honors for the Ten Best Movies for Families included the following: “The Peanuts Movie.” “Cinderella,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “Inside Out,” “Max,” and “War Room.” Honors for the Ten Best Movies for Mature Audiences included: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” “McFarland USA,” and “The Martian.” The Bradley Foundation Faith & Freedom Award for Movies included the following nominees: “Cinderella,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part Two,” “Max,” and “McFarland ,USA.” The top Grace Award for most inspiring movie performance by an actress went to Karen Abercrombie for “War Room.” Other nominees for Best Performance by An Actor included Sean Astin and Jon Voight for “Woodlawn.”
The Movieguide® 2016 Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry shows again that the most family-friendly movies with the most inspiring, redemptive, least offensive content earn more money at the box office and on home video. This report shows that the most family-friendly movies averaged more than $73.01 million per movie in 2014 in America and Canada, but that the least family-friendly movies with the most offensive, obscene, or anti-family, immoral content averaged only about $17.59 million. “The evidence is abundantly clear,” said Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of Movieguide®. “Moviegoers greatly prefer family-friendly movies…“Most people want to see Good conquer evil, Truth triumph over falsehood, Justice prevail over injustice, Liberty conquer tyranny, and Beauty overcome ugliness…They also would like to take their whole family, including their grandparents, to the movies more often.” The study further found that movies released in 2015 with no sex, no explicit nudity and no foul language averaged much more money than movies with such content. Furthermore, the story was similar with the Top 10 Home Video Sales in 2015. Finally, it is clear with strong evidence from the box office, DVDs sales, and more that family and redemptive movies have the most staying power.