Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
|Budget: $21 million||Financed by: Gener8Xion Entertainment|
|Domestic Gross: $6,047,691||Domestic Distributor: Gener8Xion Entertainment|
|Overseas Gross: $0|
Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Produced by: Matthew Crouch
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 was financed for $21 million by Matthew Crouch’s Gener8Xion Entertainment, which gets its funding from the Trinity Broadcasting Network, owned by his father Paul Crouch. This followup to the inexpensive $8 million first installment, which grossed $12.6 million (the highest grossing Christian pic at the time of release) and sold more than 1 million video units — was promoted to 5,000 church pastors over a 19 city tour and it was also promoted at music festivals. Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 was to open in over 400 theaters on September 21, but over 50 theaters dropped the film after the September 11th attacks. It’s premiere was cancelled and instead was promoted on the Trinity Broadcast Network with a prayer vigil.
Megiddo was booked into 314 theaters and pulled in $1,573,454 with a decent enough $5,011 per screen average. It added 39 locations the following weekend and declined 35% to $1,022,745 and continued to post modest weekly drops, but its final cume was only $6,047,691. Independent distributors receive far less of the ticket price than what the major studios command (Regal pays out only 34% to small labels, for example) and Gener8Xion would be lucky to see back about $2.4 million.
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 saw a straight to video release in a few overseas markets that picked up the film.