What Would Jesus Buy?

An examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America while following Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse (the end of humankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt.) The film also delves into issues such as the role sweatshops play in America's mass consumerism and Big-Box Culture. From the humble beginnings of preaching at his portable pulpit on New York City subways, to having a congregation of thousands - Bill Talen (aka Rev. Billy) has become the leader of not just a church, but a national movement.


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Summary Details
DistributorWarrior Poets Releasing
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1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 31 min
GenresComedy Documentary
In Release412 days/58 weeks
Widest Release25 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Nov 16-1864$9,527-1-$9,527$9,5271
Nov 23-2554$29,375+208.3%6+5$4,895$44,6241
Nov 30-Dec 249$26,035-11.4%14+8$1,859$79,3923
Dec 7-951$34,036+30.7%25+11$1,361$122,5304
Dec 14-1653$16,796-50.7%16-9$1,049$155,5565
Dec 21-2352$6,956-58.6%6-10$1,159$173,0116
Dec 28-3060$10,112+45.4%5-1$2,022$188,7787
Dec 28-Jan 1, 2008
New Year's long wknd