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Expelled Has ‘Robust’ Opening”
– Los Angeles Times

Expelled opens in the Top 10, and has #5 best per screen average.
– boxofficemojo.com

Expelled is the 12th highest-grossing documentary in U.S. box office history.
– boxofficemojo.com

Los Angeles Times (4/22/08)

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Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed finished at No. 9 in its opening weekend, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. Expelled… fared better than prerelease tracking had signaled. Its opening was robust for a documentary… With production and marketing budgets in the single-digit millions, Expelled had the widest documentary release ever, the Times reported.

Los Angeles Times (4/18/08)

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‘Expelled’ may defy low expectations 

“Expelled,” with production and marketing budgets in the single-digit millions, is expected to make no dent at the box-office…but it could dwarf forecasts. …Expelled faces an uphill fight in an industry that spends an estimated $117 million to produce and market the average big studio film, although as The Passion showed, the faith market can be a surprising force when mobilized. …Premise enlisted Motive Entertainment, the faith-based specialist that helped market The Passion, in a grass-roots effort that is drawing as much fire as the film itself.

NPR’s Marketplace (4/4/08)

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…Ben Stein traveled across the country on a bright red bus for “Expelled, the Road Show.” This is mostly the work of Motive Marketing’s Paul Lauer. He’s the guy who made Passion into a phenomenon by harnessing the power of this country’s 160 million Christians. Not the traditional Hollywood way. Lauer went directly to leaders in religious communities and showed them Expelled.

Filmstew.com (8/22/07)

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So what does a movie marketing company do for an encore after helping spread the word about The Passion of the Christ, The Polar Express and The Chronicles of Narnia? Well, after second-tier efforts for United 93 and Rocky Balboa, Motive Entertainment is returning to its Mel Gibson roots with the Ben Stein documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. If anyone can make this contentious bit of non-fiction fly…it’s Motive Entertainment.