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