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Report: WAR ROOM Looks Like Number ONE at the Box Office this Weekend!

This is exciting!  Deadline Hollywood is reporting this AM that War Room, the faith-based blatantly Christian movie will beat out Straight Outta Compton for Number ONE at the Box Office!  I am sure they probably hated writing these words:

3RD UPDATE, Sunday 8:10AM Final update: N.W.A.’s reign at the top of the box office charts has been thwarted by the Lord with Sony/Affirm’s faith-based title War Room taking No. 1 on both a 3-day and 4-day basis, with respective estimates of $9.24M and $12.1M. Through 10 days, the Kendrick Brothers film has made$27.5M.  Sony sees $9.35M for FSS and $12.3M for FSSM.

(I do confess – I got a email from the War Room office [along with millions of others] alergting me to this possibility!)  Here’s Entertainment Weekly with their confirming report:

After three consecutive weekends at the top, Straight Outta Compton has finally relinquished its hold on first place, falling to the faith-based drama War Room during a sleepy Labor Day weekend.

War Room took a clear lead after three days, earning an estimated $9.4 million in 1,526 locations. With a budget of just $3 million, War Room has outpaced expectations since its $11.4 million debut last weekend, and its domestic total is now at $24.7 million. The PG-rated War Room has benefited from being one of the only faith-based films in theaters recently, and it’s the latest Christian hit from brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick.

Of course the Lord Jesus gets the credit.  But faith-based, uplifting films can be winners at the box office, can be technically sound, and can show the power of followers of Christ in the marketplace.

Maybe keep it going next week (September 11-13) if you can!  Go see War Room and be renewed.


Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders

War Room Surprises at the Box Office: Estimated Weekend Take: $11,000,000!

To the certain consternation of media elites throughout the nation, and to the Glory of El Shaddai, the Kendrick Brothers did it again:  Beat their own first week record ($9.1 million for Courageous), and came in a strong and unexpected second place showing for the weekend of August 28-30, nearly topping Straight Outta Compton in its third week out.

Box Office Mojo said here the numbers were:

$13,240.000 for Compton

$11,000,000 for War Room

Here is Deadline Hollywood’s update:

5TH UPDATE, Sunday 10AM after 7:48 AM post: Despite the holy B.O. threat of Sony/Affirm’s faith-based title War Room this weekendUniversal/Legendary’s hip hop biopic Straight Outta Compton continued to spin records at No. 1  with a studio reported figure of $13.2M, making it the third Uni film this year after Furious 7 and Jurassic World to hold the top B.O. spot for three weekends in a row.


Those in the faith-based community aren’t surprised in the least that War Room, which counts an estimated $10.7M in second at 1,135, steamrolled over new titles by Zac Efron and Owen Wilson-Pierce Brosnan. Sony is reporting $11M for FSS for this pic which cost an estimated $3.5M to make.

By the way, Compton was in over 3000 theaters (3142 according to Box Office Mojo) compared to 1,135 for War Room.  Here is the Hollywood Reporter:

The dog days of August saw Universal’s box-office champ Straight Outta Compton remain No. 1 for the third straight weekend with $13.2 million from 3,142 theaters, while Christian drama War Room did far better than expected in earning $11 million from a small footprint of 1,135 locations to come in second.

Now these are estimates so go anyway today!  Estimates can be wrong.  Check also the morning talk shows (Good Morning America, Today, etc) for a story on the movie.  Numbers like $11,000,000 make people talk.  This week or next week, go see War Room.  Pad those numbers!

Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders