According to film tracking website Box Office Mojo, the independent film Letters to God held well in its second weekend at the box office, grossing an estimated $615,000. The film has grossed $2,015,000 to date, down only 43.5% from last week. It was released on April 9, 2010 to 897 theaters by Vivendi Entertainment. Directed by David Nixon, the film, based on a true story stars Robyn Lively, Jeffrey Johnson, Tanner Maguire, and Bailee Madison.
In comparison, another Christian film, To Save a Life, opened January 2010 to just over $1.5 million from 441 theaters, and then dropped 53.6% in its second week. Preacher's Kid opened to only $190,638 last January as well in 109 theaters, and fell 68.0% the following weekend. The Ultimate Gift was released to 816 theaters in 2007, grossing $1,241,079 in its opening weekend; it fell only 35.4% the next weekend, but 76.1% the week after that.
Letters to God is another recent example of films marketed largely by Christians and church groups to become successful at the box office. This trend was started by Sherwood Pictures' Fireproof, which raked in over $33 million in 2008. Letters to God was made for approximately $3,000,000, and looks to surpass that number in its theatrical run alone.