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war room Box Office: Faith Based War Room Ties With Compton on Friday‘War Room’  David Whitlow

Elsewhere, Zac Efron’s ‘We Are Your Friends’ is suffering one of the worst wide openings of all time for wide studio release; ‘No Escape,’ starring Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan, gets love from adults.

Christian drama War Room is doing far better than expected in its North American box office debut, all but tying with champ Straight Outta Compton Friday with $3.8 million.

That’s impressive, considering War Room is only rolling out in 1,135 theaters. Based on Friday’s take of $3.87 million, it could post a $10 million debut for TriStar’s faith-based Affirm label. (Friday’s haul included $600,000 from Thursday night previews).

Compton, now in its third weekend and playing in 3,142 locations, is still expected to win the frame with roughly $12 million after grossing $3.83 million Friday. Through Sunday, the movie will have earned north of $133 million domestically.

War Room, nabbing an A+ CinemaScore, is the fifth collaboration from brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the directing and producing team behind such faith-based films as Fireproof andCourageous. The film — likely boasting the top opening for a faith-based film since Heaven is for Real in April 2014 ($22 million) — tells the story of a struggling family who searches for a solution through prayer. T.C. Stallings, Elizabeth Becka and Noel Baker star.

Among the weekend’s other new entires, The Weinstein Co.’s No Escape, earning a B+ CinemaScore, is in a close race for the No. 3 spot with Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation. The political action-thriller, starring Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan, grossed $3 million Friday for a projected three-day weekend of $7.6 million. That would put No Escape‘s five-day debut at nearly $10 million after debuting Wednesday, thanks to love from adults.

The outlook is altogether grim for the weekend’s third new entry, Zac Efron‘s We Are Your Friends, which is on course to score one of the worst debuts of all time for a Hollywood studio release opening in 2,000 to 2,500 theaters, not accounting for inflation.

We Are Your Friends, playing in 2,333 locations, took in $725,000 Friday for a projected weekend of $2 million or less.

Warner Bros. paid a modest $2 million to release We Are Your Friends in North America on behalf of Working Title Films and StudioCanal. In the film, Efron stars as a young DJ trying to break into the electronic dance music scene and become a producer. Wes Bentley and Emily Ratajkowski also star in the film, which earned a C+ CinemaScore and was directed by Max Joseph (Catfish: The TV Show).

We Are Your Friends will even be trumped by Jurassic World, which is being released in some 350 IMAX locations this weekend for an estimated take of $2.9 million.

Kim Kardashian 1 Pregnant Kim Kardashian stuns in bronze bikini on St Barts beach

The star looked incredible as she walked along the sand while soaking up some sun

Kim Kardashian has dealt a crushing blow to anyone who dares to criticise her baby weight by stunning in a bronze bikini on a beach in St Barts.

The reality TV star glowed as she proudly displayed her baby bump while soaking up the sun during her holiday earlier this month.

The raven-haired beauty was seen pacing along the glorious sand in her flattering kardashian 2 Pregnant Kim Kardashian stuns in bronze bikini on St Barts beach

Working it: Pregnant Kim Kardashian looked incredible as she enjoyed a stroll along the beach in St Barts wearing a skimpy gold bikini while on a family holiday

She’s expecting her a baby boy around Christmas time and Kim Kardashian proudly showed off her curves while on holiday in St Barts last Thursday.

The 34-year-old looked incredible as she showcased her changing shape while on her family break as she wore a skimpy gold triangle bikini which had tie sides.

With her raven locks tousled and falling down past her shoulders, the wife of rapper Kanye West, who is pregnant with their second child, took selfies as she topped up her tan on the idyllic isle.

kim kardashian 3 Pregnant Kim Kardashian stuns in bronze bikini on St Barts beachStuck on you: Kim seemed unable to put her phone down as she stepped out in her bikini

Later enjoying a trip on a boat, the reality star switched up her look for something a little less practical, slipping a mesh bodysuit over her bikini, designed by Kanye himself.

And despite the hot climate, the beauty covered up by throwing a chic duster coat over the top after recently revealing how much she likes to wear the fashionable item, whatever the weather.

Kim was in good company on the day as she spent some time with her adorable first-born child, two-year-old North.

kim kardashian 4 Pregnant Kim Kardashian stuns in bronze bikini on St Barts beach

Cute cousins: The pair were also joined by Kourtney Kardashian’s children, Mason, five and Penelope, three as they gazed out at the horizon kim kardashian 5 Pregnant Kim Kardashian stuns in bronze bikini on St Barts beachMaternal: Kim kept a watchful eye over the young ones while Kourtney looked on, also looking lovely in her two piece  kim kardashian 6 Pregnant Kim Kardashian stuns in bronze bikini on St Barts beachHow do they do it? Kim was joined on the beach by her incredibly youthful mother, Kris Jenner, 59, (left) as well as her make-up artist Joyce Bonelli (centre)kim kardashian 7 Pregnant Kim Kardashian stuns in bronze bikini on St Barts beachLooking incredible: Kim appeared very body confident as she modelled her curves in the sunshine kim kardashian 8 Pregnant Kim Kardashian stuns in bronze bikini on St Barts beachThere for one another: The trio cut very stylish figures as they enjoyed a stroll together 

The beautiful tot appeared just as stylish as her famous mother, wearing a white swimming costume under denim shorts, with her hair piled up one top of her head.

And just for fun, the toddler was sporting gold temporary tattoos on her arm as she held hands with her mother while looking out to sea.

North later appeared to be having the time of her life as she walked around on the beach and played in the sea along with her cousins, Mason, five and Penelope, three the children of Kourtney Karadashian. North1 Pregnant Kim Kardashian stuns in bronze bikini on St Barts beach

Making a splash: Two-year-old North could barely stop smiling as she toddled along the beach wearing a white swimming costume

What a sweetie: She wore her hair in a ballerina’s bun as she giggled while in the waternorth 2 Pregnant Kim Kardashian stuns in bronze bikini on St Barts beach

She’s a gem, alright! North was modelling diamond stud earrings as she crawled around the shoreline north 3 Pregnant Kim Kardashian stuns in bronze bikini on St Barts beach

Gossip girls: North (left) and Penelope (right) appear to already have a close bond as they caught up on the sand north 4 Pregnant Kim Kardashian stuns in bronze bikini on St Barts beach

Occupying herself: Penelope kept a protective eye over her cousin as she played in the sand 

Kim had some serious competition on her hands in the style stakes in the form of her own mother, 59-year-old Kris Jenner.

The momager looked way younger than her years in a black two-piece which showed off her incredible abs. She covered up in a black sheer kimono and carried a white sunhat in her hand as she strolled around the beach.

Also with the group was Kim’s sister Kourtney, as well as make-up artist, Joyce Bonelli, who is also a close friend of the pregnant star and her family.

Meanwhile, Kim recently said it was a ‘long road’ to get pregnant with her second child, and also revealed that she might have to have her uterus removed after this pregnancy due to previous complications.

The star – who has two-year-old daughter North with husband Kanye – admitted the complications she experienced in her first pregnancy made it difficult for her and her husband to conceive their latest baby together.

She told C magazine: ‘I had this condition called placenta accreta. There were a couple little operations to fix all that, so that created a little hole in my uterus, which I think made it really tough to get pregnant again.’

Adding: ‘they think I’ll have placenta accreta [a pregnancy complication] again, so if the placenta grows a little bit deeper than it did last time, then they are prepared to have my uterus removed, which is a little scary for me.’

‘I think we’re just gonna go day by day, see how overwhelming it is, and see how the delivery goes.’ kris Pregnant Kim Kardashian stuns in bronze bikini on St Barts beachYouthful: Momager Kris gave Kim a run for her money as she wandered along in a black bikini and a fringed kimono 

z for zachariah Z for Zachariah (2015) Movie Review

(Parisa Taghizadeh)

Z for Zachariah

Genre: Sci-fi, drama, Thriller; Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine; Director: Craig Zobel; Release Date Wide: 08/28/2015; Runtime (in minutes): 98; MPAA Rating: PG-13

Margot Robbie charms as Ann, a lonely survivor of nuclear fallout who meets another (Chiwetel Ejiofor). Their relationship is tested, however, when a stranger (Chris Pine) arrives, forming a love triangle. The limited scope of the apocalyptic story could have made for a thoughtful parable about human nature and race, but the lack of drama and heat keeps Z for Zachariah joyless without much despair. It’s the end of the world as we know it, and you’ll feel bored.

we are your friends We Are Your Friends (2015) Movie Review

(Tony Rivetti Jr)

We Are Your Friends

Genre: drama, Music, Romance; Starring: Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski; Director: Max Joseph; Release Date Wide: 08/28/2015; Runtime (in minutes): 96; MPAA Rating: R

Zac Efron stars as Cole, a wannabe DJ searching for that one hit track that will help him escape the San Fernando Valley with his party-promoter friends and earn the affections of his mentor’s (Wes Bentley) much younger girlfriend (Emily Ratajkowski). Directed by Max Joseph (MTV’s Catfish), the film fakes emotion with flashing lights and a pulsing soundtrack, and before Cole realizes the music was in him this entire time (ugh), the story falls flat.

queen of the earth Queen of Earth (2015) Movie Review

Queen of Earth

Genre: drama, Thriller; Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit; Director: Alex Ross Perry; Release Date Wide: 08/26/2015; Runtime (in minutes): 90; MPAA Rating: Unrated

Call it “Repulsion Takes a Long Weekend”: Catherine (Elisabeth Moss), a woman more than on the verge of a nervous breakdown after a family death and a brutal breakup, goes to her best friend Ginny’s (Katherine Waterston) bucolic lake house to recuperate—but only unravels further when Ginny begins a romance with a neighbor (Patrick Fugit). The result is chilling and beautifully composed, a stylish study of disintegration that is easier to admire than enjoy.

no escape No Escape (2015) Movie Review

No Escape

Genre: Action, Thriller; Starring: Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson; Director: John Erick Dowdle; Release Date Wide: 08/26/2015; Runtime (in minutes): 103; MPAA Rating: R

This thriller starring Owen Wilson and Lake Bell as the heads of a family caught in the middle of a revolution abroad is a zombie movie in form and function. But here, the bloodthirsty hordes aren’t undead—they’re just citizens of an unidentified Asian nation who are given no depth or motivation beyond wanting to kill innocent white people. Even ignoring the racism—which is pretty much impossible—No Escape is a cliché-ridden, artless relic.

minions Minions clears $1 billion at the worldwide box office


With grosses like these, who needs a leader? Minions, Universal Pictures’ animated spinoff starring the jabbering yellow henchmen of the Despicable Me franchise, has racked up a cool billion at the worldwide box office.

Minions tallied an estimated $321.9 million in North America and $682 million internationally as of Thursday night, Universal announced Friday, and it currently stands as the third-highest-grossing animated movie of all time.

Featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, and co-director Pierre Coffin (as the mischievous pill-shaped critters), Minionsrepresents the highest-grossing film ever from Illumination Entertainment, Universal’s in-house animation unit.

The studio has been on tear at the box office this year, with hits including Furious 7, Jurassic World, and Fifty Shades of Grey.

Minions isn’t done yet either: The movie opened in Italy on Friday and is due in Turkey, China, and Greece in the coming weeks.

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A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star.

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After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither can maintain a relationship. Determined to stay friends despite their mutual attraction, they make a pact to keep it platonic, a deal that proves easier said than done. Fresh, funny, and full of witty insights about modern love, this hilariously heartfelt film “is the rare rom-com that reminds us why we love them so much in the first place” (Time Out New York). Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne, and Jason Mantzoukas co-star.

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Cast : Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet & Natasha Lyonne
Release Date : in theaters September 11th.
Genre : Sex Comedy, Rom Com

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In acclaimed director Jean-Jacques Annaud’s film adaptation of Jiang Rong’s best-selling novel, a young Beijing student is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads’ traditional enemies – the marauding wolves – to the north; humans and animals, residents and invaders alike, struggle to find their true place in the world.

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Based on the novel by: Jiang Rong

Produced by:
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Xavier Castano


Feng Shaofeng
Shawn Dou
with Ankhnyam Ragchaa
Yin Zhusheng
Basen Zhabu

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Coming Home Official US Release Trailer #1 (2015) – Gong Li Movie HD

Lu Yanshi (Chen Daoming) and Feng Wanyu (Gong Li) are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Released during the last days of the Cultural Revolution, he finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize Lu, she patiently waits for her husband’s return. A stranger alone in the heart of his broken family, Lu Yanshi determines to resurrect their past together and reawaken his wife’s memory.

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