War Room leads North American box office

Sony’s faith-based film War Room jumped to the first place in its second weekend of release, pushing the three-week champion Straight Outta Compton out of the top spot.

War Room took $9.35 million in ticket sales for this weekend, down 18 percent from ticket sales earned in its first weekend of release. The low-budget film produced by Kendrick Brothers cost $3.5 million to make and grossed $24.7 million in ten days of release, Xinhua reported.

The film tells about a woman who turns her closet into a kind of pray room which she calls “war room” to strengthen her spiritual belief in a quest to save her rocky marriage. 

Benefitted from strong word of mouth in the first week, War Room was expanded to be shown in 391 more movie theaters to 1,526 locations in total this weekend.
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