The faith-based drama "War Room" pushed three-time box office champion "Straight Outta Compton" out of its top spot, bringing a surprise twist to an otherwise slow end to the summer box office season.
In its second weekend, "War Room" jumped to No. 1 after pulling in $12.3 million from 1,526 locations, according to early Sunday figures. If Labor Day weekend estimates hold, the film will reach an estimated domestic total of $27.6 million by Monday.
Universal Pictures' hit musical biopic "Straight Outta Compton," which dropped 33% in ticket sales from last weekend, added $8.8 million over the three-day weekend. Its four-day haul will likely reach $11.23 million, bringing its domestic total to $150.1 million.
“War Room," released by Sony Pictures Entertainment's TriStar label, cost $3.5 million to make. The film follows a woman who turns her closet into a "war room" in order to regain her spiritual footing in a quest to save her rocky marriage.
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