'War Room' Finishes No. 2 Overall in Sales Debut Weekend; Christian Film Hits No. 1 for New Movies [TRAILER]

Justin SarachikAug 31, 2015 12:01 PM EDT
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Faith-based family drama 'War Room' hit theaters August 28th, and was the second highest grossing movie this weekend.

"Thanks to your INCREDIBLE support this weekend, War Room finished No. 1 among new movies and No. 2 overall! With the stories of life change we are hearing, we can only pray in anticipation of how God will continue to use War Room moving forward!" War Room posted on their Facebook.

The highly anticipated fifth film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick (Fireproof, Courageous, Facing the Giants, Flywheel) showcases the power fighting your toughest battles in prayer.

'War Room' is a family-friendly movie that explores the transformational role prayer plays in the lives of the Jordan family. "We made this film to inspire, challenge and motivate viewers to fight the right kind of battles and to fight them the best way possible," said Director and Co-Writer Alex Kendrick in a press release.

Watch trailer below:

Filled with heart, wit & humor, 'War Room' follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all - great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. In reality, the Jordan's marriage has become a war zone and their daughter is collateral damage. With the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family instead of against them. Through a newly energized faith, Elizabeth and Tony's real enemy doesn't have a prayer.

The film features New York Times best-selling author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer in her film debut. The cast also includes director Alex Kendrick (Moms' Night Out, Courageous), T.C. Stallings (Courageous), and comedian Michael Jr. War Room introduces film newcomers Karen Abercrombie as Miss Clara and Alena Pitts as Danielle, and features a cameo by renowned speaker Beth Moore in her first acting role.

"'War Room' is the ideal addition to our August slate, following in the footsteps of last year's hit, Heaven is For Real, which had a $12 million budget and grossed more than $100 million," said Rory Bruer, President, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures. "We are pleased to be distributing the Kendrick Brothers' next film, which will be the perfect programming for families seeking a wholesome and inspiring Summer movie."

'War Room' is directed by Alex Kendrick and produced by Stephen Kendrick and Gary Wheeler. Written by Alex & Stephen Kendrick, 'War Room' was filmed in and around Charlotte, N.C.

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