Pro-life ‘October Baby’ blitzes box office

Fox News 27 March 2012
“The Hunger Games” wasn’t the only film to hit box office paydirt this past  weekend. Although it only opened in 390 theaters, the anti-abortion drama “October Baby,” starring John  Schneider,earned the second-highest-per-screen average, bringing in almost $2  million in ticket sales. “I was shattered when I first learned about the story. I was moved and  mesmerized. I wasn’t an activist, I was just someone who was shattered by the  truth,” director Jon Erwin told FOX411’s Pop Tarts. “Here is our little film,  small budget, in the top ten (at the box office). We are thrilled, blown  away.” “October Baby” follows the emotional journey of a young woman who learns that  she was almost aborted, but at the last minute was instead given up for  adoption. The film almost didn’t see the light of day. “This film couldn’t find a home, no studio wanted to touch it. It was  considered too controversial,” Erwin continued. “There was a real moment of  despair at one point, the film wasn’t finished and nobody would take a look at  it. But every time we screened it, it attracted such intense emotional  reactions. So we had to raise the money ourselves, and the release process took  much longer than we wanted.” According to Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of the Christian movie site, the success of “October Baby” can be attributed to a strong  Christian and moral world view that touched the hearts of those who saw it. He  says it’s important for more audiences to have the chance to see it, too.

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