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Weekend Box Office: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Dethroned by ‘War Room’

Box Office: 'War Room' Rules Slow Labor Day With $  12.6 MillionLOS ANGELES (AP) — Mass audience blockbusters gave way to the small and highly targeted over a sleepy Labor Day weekend at the box office.

Sony’s faith-based “War Room” fought its way to first place in its second weekend in release, earning an estimated $ 12.6 million across the four-day holiday weekend. The micro-budget family drama has earned $ 27.9 million to date according to the studio.

New release “A Walk in the Woods,” debuted in third place, behind “Straight Outta Compton,” with $ 10.5 million from 1,960 screens, while the action pic “The Transporter Refueled” took fifth with a lackluster $ 9 million from over 3,400 screens.

But, it was Pantelion’s Spanish-language animated film “Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos,” that truly stood out among the pack, taking in $ 4.4 million from just 395 locations.

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