‘War Room’ tops box office charts this weekend

Sony’s faith-based drama “War Room” edges out the popular N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” to lead the lackluster U.S. box office over the weekend.

(SONY PICTURES) – Sony’s faith-based drama “War Room” edges out the popular N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” with $9.3 million to lead the lackluster U.S. box office over the Friday-Sunday weekend.

Universal Pictures’ “Straight Outta Compton” ended its impressive three-week winning streak taking in $8.9 million dollars in its fourth weekend at domestic movie theaters. It is expected to add another $2.3 million in earnings on Monday to put it over the $150 million milestone, making it a stellar year for Universal Pictures.

“War Room”, directed by Alex Kendrick, continued to exceed projections following a surprisingly successful opening weekend. The Sony/Affirm’s drama is on track for a four-day Labor Day weekend haul of $12.3 million, for an 11-day total of $27.6 million.

Robert Redford’s comedy “A Walk in the Woods” came in third at the box office this holiday weekend, bringing in $8.1 million with a projected total of $2.2 million on Monday.

Paramount’s sixth weekend of “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” slightly beat out the launch of “The Transporter Refueled” for fourth place. The fifth “Mission: Impossible” took in $7.2 million during the three days and was projected to add $2.1 million on Labor Day for a domestic total to $182.5 million.

The fourth installation of “Transporter” came in fifth, bringing in a mere $7.1 million over the Friday-Sunday weekend, with an expectation that it would end up with $8.7 million by the end of the long weekend.

This holiday weekend is the first weekend in 2015, where no title topped the $10 million mark, making it the quietest holiday weekend of the year for the box office.