Last Friday Sharron and I had a big treat - we took time to go to a movie and the one we really wanted to see was WAR ROOM. Here is the report about from Daily Mail about this new film:
Though the hip-hop drama Straight Outta Compton topped this weekend's box office totals with $13million, an unheralded Christian film marched to second place despite a lack of major promotion or star power.
War Room, a film about prayer and a family in a crumbling marriage by brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, raked in more than $11million despite only showing at just over 1,100 theaters.
In comparison, the latest Mission Impossible and Owen Wilson thriller No Escape each made more than $8million, but were shown in more than 3,000 locations across the country.
Though War Room starred a trio of relative unknowns, it was able to best major studios such as Paramount and Weinstein Company despite a PG rating and a complete lack of titillating explosions or violence.
The movie, made with a $3.5million, budget sees an African-American family headed by a hardworking husband Tony, played by TC Stallings, begin to crumble as he is tempted by cheating.
His wife Elizabeth, Priscilla Shirer, ultimately creates a 'war room' of prayer that helps the family survive through adversity after meeting a brash older woman named Miss Clara, played by Karen Abercrombie.
'God totally gets the credit for what's happening,' Stephen Kendrick said in a statement of the film's success. 'Thousands of people have been praying for this movie.'
Stephen and his brother Alex, who are from Georgia and both ordained ministers, have previously made three films together including 2011's Courageous, 2008's Fireproof and Facing the Giants in 2006.
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I highly recommend you go see this movie. God has used this movie to speak to my heart and I am preparing a new teaching series about what God is teaching me about prayer. Get Ready - North Raleigh Church of the Nazarene - something good is coming!