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'War Room' Expands

Surprise Box Office Hit Adds Screens for Second Week

Contact: Paige Collins, 615-­934-­4162, paige@iconmediagroup.com; Jennifer Willingham, 615­483-­4729, jennifer@iconmediagroup.comwww.sonypictures.com 

CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 4, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- WAR ROOM, released by Sony Pictures' faith-based TriStar/AFFIRM Films label in partnership with Provident Films, and the fifth film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick (COURAGEOUS, FIREPROOF, FACING THE GIANTS, FLYWHEEL), continues its box office momentum with an expansion from 1,135 screens to over 1,500 locations for the film's second weekend.

WAR ROOM's success opening weekend with an $11.35 million box office has continued into the week, with impressive Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday numbers. "Our weekday numbers have surpassed previous Kendrick Brothers films and suggest the momentum will continue into the second frame," said Ben Howard, Senior VP of Provident Films.

The film's social media accounts are being flooded with personal stories of how WAR ROOM has impacted the lives of viewers, with videos of unity between churches, redemption stories, and spontaneous prayer in theaters being reported. Additionally, the film has enjoyed media coverage from outlets such as Associated Press, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, CBS, FOX News, and others.

"The message of WAR ROOM is resonating with audiences beyond our hopes or predictions," said Rich Peluso, Senior VP of AFFIRM Films. "We're eager to see how the film performs in the new second week locations."

A Kendrick Brothers production, WAR ROOM is distributed by Sony's TriStar Pictures with marketing by Provident Films and AFFIRM Films.

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About TriStar Pictures
TriStar Pictures is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo­-­based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and  distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to

About AFFIRM Films
AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, dedicated to producing, acquiring and marketing films that inspire, uplift and entertain audiences. 

About Provident Films
Provident Films, a division of Provident Music Group, develops, produces and markets faith-­­based films. Nashville­-­based Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has served for more than three decades, worldwide, as a leader in inspiring entertainment.

About Kendrick Brothers Productions
Kendrick Brothers Productions is the company of brothers Alex, Stephen and Shannon Kendrick that exists to honor Jesus Christ and make His truth and love known among the nations through movies, books, curriculum and speaking. By prayerfully blending engaging stories with doctrinal integrity, the Kendricks seek to encourage and inspire viewers and readers with resources that impact their spiritual lives and strengthen their families and personal relationships.