CHRISTIAN FILM ‘ WAR ROOM’ TOPS BOX OFFICE BEATING OUT ‘STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON’ FOR NO. 1 SPOT
‘War Room’ Takes the No. 1 spot at the box office this past weekend. The well received film is the fifth film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick (Fireproof, Courageous, Facing the Giants, Flywheel) and it showcases the power of fighting your toughest battles in prayer. Making over 11 million in its opening weekend ‘War Room’ cost $3m to make and earned $9.3m over this labor weekend. Gaining a total of over $24m to date.
‘War Room’ is a family-friendly movie that explores the transformational role prayer plays in the lives of the Jordan family. The demand for the film is so great that the films distributer, TriStar Pictures has added hundreds of more theater sites.Filled with heart, wit & humor, ‘War Room’ follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. In reality, the Jordan’s marriage has become a war zone and their daughter is collateral damage. With the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family instead of against them.
The film features New York Times best-selling author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer in her film debut. The cast also includes director Alex Kendrick (Moms’ Night Out, Courageous), T.C. Stallings (Courageous), and comedian Michael Jr. War Room introduces film newcomers Karen Abercrombie as Miss Clara and Alena Pitts as Danielle, and features a cameo by renowned speaker Beth Moore in her first acting role.
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s TriStar Pictures, (distributor of Soul Surfer, Courageous and last summer’s faith-based sensation Heaven is For Real) released the film, which is rated PG, perfectly positioning it to entertain families of all ages.
AFFIRM Films and Provident Films partnered with the Kendricks on the film.
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