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'Courageous' Tops DVD Sales Chart, Besting Films by Clooney, Pitt and Lautner

The tiny film studio known as Sherwood Pictures continues to baffle Hollywood.

First, the studio’s micro-budget features like “Fireproof” and “Facing the Giants” earned millions without traditional marketing muscle or star power.

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Now, its latest film, “Courageous,” debuted at the top of the DVD sales charts, surpassing such mainstream fare as “Moneyball,” “The Ides of March” and “Abduction.”

“Courageous” follows four police officers who must overcome tragedy while vowing to strengthen their bonds with their families. The film opened in the number four spot late last year and hung in the top 10 for four weeks despite opening on just over 1,100 screens, about a third of what major film releases receive.

“It’s been remarkable to witness our church-made films do well head to head with Hollywood movies. When we heard the ‘Courageous’ DVD was number one in the nation, our Sherwood family rejoiced about how many families may be touched and how many dads may find something in the film that helps them be better fathers. That’s our first measure of success,” said “Courageous director, co-writer and star Alex Kendrick in a statement.

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