(Seattle Times) Faith-based movies that succeed at the box office shouldn't be a surprise anymore, but "War Room," a Christian family drama about marriage, has proved to be somewhat miraculous.
After "War Room" nearly beat "Straight Outta Compton" in its opening weekend, it defied expectations in its second week in theaters and rose to the top spot over the holiday weekend. Its strongest day wasn't the opening either. It was Labor Day — a full 11 days after "War Room" was released — that saw the most people buying tickets.
"That's just not supposed to happen," said Rich Peluso, senior vice president of Sony's AFFIRM Films, which produced "War Room" with Provident Films. "I could certainly fudge it and tell you how smart we are and how we predicted this but no, everybody is surprised."
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