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#BoxOffice Report: 'Transporter' Struggles, 'War Room' Excels...Sort Of

The big news about this weekend's lackluster box office isn't what you think. Story by Matt Cummings August 2015 broke all kinds of box office records, none of which to hang your hat on. September is off to just as bad a start, with a collection of new releases that just aren't bringing in the crowds. Suffering might be good for the soul, but this is ridiculous. Coming in at No. 1 was the faith-based War Room with $12.55m, which represents a slight 18% drop in its second week. The Sony film benefited from strong word of mouth and an expansion of theaters (391). Its 27.86m total haul over 11 days is guaranteed to further unleash more of the low-budget God films, but look for smart placement in the schedule to be a deciding factor of each success. Falling to No. 2 was Straight Outta Compton with an estimated four-day haul of $11.06m. Having owned the past three weekends, the F. Gary Gray N.W.A biopic fell only 16% and actually trailed War Room by a s

Movie Review: A Walk in the Woods

Does a bear take this film in the woods? Review by Brandon Wolfe Travel humorist Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) has fallen into a rut. Retired from both writing and traveling, Bryson has settled into a comfortable domestic life in New Hampshire with his wife Catherine (Emma Thompson) and a legion of children and grandchildren. He would seem, to many, to be living an ideal existence, but after attending the funeral of an acquaintance, Bryson takes an impromptu walk and winds up at the Appalachian Trail, a 2,200-mile stretch that connects Georgia to Maine. Bryson suddenly has an epiphany – he is going to recapture some of his lost youthful zeal and hike the entire trail. His wife thinks he’s gone batty and tells him that if he insists on embarking on such a dangerous trek, he cannot go alone. Thus Bryson reaches out to everyone he knows, and receives an avalanche of “thanks, but no thanks” responses. But out of the blue, a long-lost old friend, Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte, playing a wizene