From filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the makers of Courageous and Fireproof, comes War Room, a small-budget, faith-based film that is expected to have a solid opening weekend.
War Room tells the story of a successful but broken black family challenged to overcome its struggles with prayer.
The film, from Sony’s Christian label Affirm Films, features a mostly black cast but tells a story that crosses the borders of race, according to co-director Alex Kendrick.
“This film hits a need in our culture that is becoming more and more obvious. We need to return to prayer,” Kendrick told the Wrap. “Politicians, government programs, and political correctness can’t fix the many issues that are destroying our culture. But God can.”
The three previous Kendrick Brothers films, including 2006’s Facing the Giants, made a combined $87 million at the box office off a combined budget of $2.6 million.
The pair hopes to continue their success with War Room, which was produced with a larger $3 million budget, and debuts nationwide Friday in 1,100 theaters, according to the Wrap.
The film is reportedly on track to gross between $4 million and $5 million this weekend and could become a box office sleeper. After opening Thursday, War Room generated $600,000, routing Zac Efron’s music drama We Are Your Friends, which took in a tepid $175,000.
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The film is currently playing in select theaters. Check out the trailer above.