Box office: God answers prayers as ‘War Room’ tops Compton

This photo provided by Broad Green Pictures shows, Robert Redford as Bill Bryson in the film, "A Walk in the Woods." (Frank Masi, SMPSP/Broad Green Pictures via AP)

Faith based independent movie War Room moved into first place at the box-office over the three day portion of the four day holiday weekend. Straight Outta Compton fell to second place and newcomers once again failed to make a significant splash.

War Room was not expected by some to reach the top five in its opening weekend, let alone its second weekend. War Room made an estimated $9.3 million over three days to bring its total to $24 million. This puts it about $8 million ahead of the pace of director Alex Kendrick’s last movie Courageous. With a production budget estimated at only $3 million, it’s a safe bet the movie is already profitable.

Compton had to settle for second place this weekend, failing to place first for the first time since it opened. It’s estimated $8.8 million was not far behind, which means it will still be a close race for first place over the four day holiday weekend.

This photo provided by Broad Green Pictures shows, Robert Redford as Bill Bryson in the film, "A Walk in the Woods." (Frank Masi, SMPSP/Broad Green Pictures via AP)
This photo provided by Broad Green Pictures shows, Robert Redford as Bill Bryson in the film, “A Walk in the Woods.” (Frank Masi, SMPSP/Broad Green Pictures via AP)

Third place went to newcomer A Walk in the Woods. The movie had a decent opening, and was able to leapfrog over The Transporter Refueled after Friday’s lower take.Transporter on the other hand went from first place Friday, to fifth place Sunday. Its estimated $7.13 million weekend take is in a virtual tie with Mission: Impossible’s$7.15 million which entered its sixth week of release.

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3-day box-office estimates:

1. “War Room” $9.3 million

2. “Straight Outta Compton” $8.8 million

3. “A Walk in the Woods” $8.4 million

4. “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” $7.15 million

5. “The Transporter Refueled” $7.13 million

6. “No Escape” $5.4 million

7. “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” $3.44 million

8. “Un Gallo con Muchas Huevos” $3.4 million

9. “Sinister 2” $3.3 million

10. “Inside Out” $3.1 million

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