Directed by Alex Kendrick, "War Room" was made for just about $3 million, but it's set to gross $11 million in its first weekend alone. The film, which espouses the power of prayer, was distributed by Sony's faith-driven Affirm division.
Alex Kendrick shares the success with his writing and producing partner, his brother Stephen Kendrick. [CRED: Walter McBride/Getty Images]
Zac Efron's "We Are Your Friends" (which became one of the worst-performing wide releases in history) and Owen Wilson's "No Escape" didn't attract as much attention as the actors themselves, making it an easy repeat at #1 for "Straight Outta Compton." That film is now the highest-grossing music biopic of all time, outpacing "Walk the Line" (2005).
Zac Efron's "We Are Your Friends" made only $1.8 million. [Cred: Warner Bros.]