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Cabarrus-filmed ‘War Room’ stuns Hollywood with $11M opening

Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:26 am

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A red carpet event for the new film "War Room" at the Gem Theatre in Kannapolis. The new Kendrick Brothers' film was shot in North Carolina, with several locations in Cabarrus County.

The faith-based film “War Room,” filmed at several Cabarrus and Charlotte-area locations, earned $11 million in its opening weekend, nearly dethroning “Straight Outta Compton” as the weekend's highest-grossing domestic release with its $11 million debut.

Outside of Christian evangelical circles, the names Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick are likely to be unknown but thanks to low-budget hits like "Fireproof" and "Courageous," the brothers have transformed themselves into the Steven Spielbergs of Christian cinema.

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