While some right-wing critics spoke out against it, most film reviewers warmed to Darren Aronofsky's "Noah". So have audiences it would seem.
Paramount and New Regency's costly $125 million biblical epic "Noah" has now sailed past the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office. Even more surprising? More than two-thirds of that total is from overseas where faith-based films often fare poorly.
The biggest Bible-based film before this, "The Passion of the Christ," earned $370 million of its $610 million domestically. Smaller faith-based films like "Son of God" and "Soul Surfer" earned only $3 million each outside North America.
"Noah" is already the fourth highest grossing film of the year and Aronofsky's top-grossing film to date. It has also done particularly well in Russia, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, the U.K. and Australia.
Source: Box-Office Mojo