Celebrity News August 30, 2015
Faith-Based 'War Room' Inspires at the Box Office
The Christian film "War Room" had a heavenly opening at the box office this weekend, while Zac Efron's latest didn't have a prayer.
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" made only $1.8 million. [Cred: Warner Bros.]
(1) "Straight Outta Compton"
(2) "War Room"
(3) "Mission Impossible—Rogue Nation"
(4) "No Escape"
(5) "Sinister 2"