Things God loves: Gaga, brunch, and drama.
Movies that are not sequels, prequels, remakes, or adaptations of novels, comic books, popular toy lines, or true stories are growing ever more scarce — but some did, at least, make money this year.
From Shailene Woodley and Angelina Jolie to Seth MacFarlane and Veronica Mars, here are the actors, filmmakers, and studios with reason to celebrate for the first half of the year — and others who may wish it was over already.
No biblical film has come close to Noah's $44 million opening weekend since The Passion of the Christ. And it is just one of several Bible-themed movies making an impact at the box office.