It ends 'Straight Outta Compton's three week reign at the top.
In one of the slowest Labor Day box office weekends on record, the small faith-based drama War Room has displaced the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton at the top of the American movie charts.
The ultra-low budget $3 million production, courtesy of brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, took $12.6 million over the four-day weekend to end the N.W.A. movie’s three-week reign at the top. The film has earned $27.9 million and, if projections are accurate, will be the biggest hit of the Kendricks’ careers, outperforming Courageous (2011, $34.5 million) and Fireproof (2008, $33.4 million).
'War Room' has been a surprise hit, and has topped the American box office on its second week of release
Sometimes the most idyllic of lives can be struck by the most heart-breaking of problems. This is definitely the case for couple Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, who are clinging on to their struggling marriage by the skin of their teeth. Regular issues like money and their potential future may not be what's causing their battle with each other; after all, they both have incredible careers, a wonderful daughter and a beautiful life on the outside; but dig deeper and you'll discover that they're tainted by jealousy and animosity. Tony's frequent lapses into temptation cause a rising resentment within the ever frustrated Elizabeth, and their daughter is suffering issues of her own as she grows up. But soon Elizabeth meets the wise Miss Clara, a client who offers her solace in the form of prayer, and together with God, she begins to re-build the foundations of her family, fighting for the people she loves the most.
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Adam Mitchell, David Thomson, Nathan Hayes and Shane Fuller are law enforcement officers; they consistently work hard at their job day in and day out. But outside of work, they all struggle with one thing: fatherhood. They don't see their children as often as they'd like, because of their work and it's beginning to show as their respective children start to drift apart from them.
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