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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.

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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!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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