If you thought last weekend’s War Room performance was a thing to behold, take a look at this.
The latest film from the Kendricks Brothers and Sherwood Pictures went into battle for the second straight week against the rap biopic Straight Outta Compton. And while the Christian flick came up short last weekend, it turned the tables this time around and took the box-office crown with an estimated $9.5 million performance. Add in Labor Day estimates, and War Room banked a healthy $12.6 million—not too bad for a faith-based movie that cost an estimated $3 million to make.
But even though it lost its No. 1 slot, Straight Outta Compton continues to go straight to the bank. It snagged another $8.8 million this week. If you add in receipts from Monday, has earned more than $150 million in its four-week run.
These stalwart holdovers bested a middling slate of newcomers. A Walk in the Woods, starring grizzled vets Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, was the best of the newbies, strolling to $8.3 million. Not great, but the flannel-bedecked oldsters still managed to sprint past The Transporter Refueled. The fourth installment of The Transporter series—and the first without Jason Statham—earned just $7.2 million, which should just about pay for the movie’s petrol bill. It finished in practically a dead heat with Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation which made just a smidge under $7.2 mil.