LOS ANGELES (AP) — The faith-based family drama "War Room" outshone its competition despite a relatively quiet release, taking the second place spot with $11.4 million from only 1,135 locations. The PG-rated film lost the top spot to "Straight Outta Compton," which is still playing in over 3,000 theaters, but flew past its modest $3.5 million budget on a relatively limited number of screens.
Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori, last year's runner-up, crashed out Monday in the first round of the US Open while Serena Williams' path to tennis history lost several major obstacles. The year's final Grand Slam tournament began with drama on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts as 41st-ranked Frenchman Benoit Paire saved two match points and rallied to defeat Nishikori 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4. "To beat Nishikori, for me, it was impossible to imagine this," Paire said.