It was yet another slow weekend at the movies, which makes me think most people stayed home watching football, or in Laneit’s case, the Miss America Pageant.
Then again, it could be people stay away because the last few weeks haven’t brought us many “must see” movies.
“No Good Deed” took first place this weekend, easily defeating its competition. Playing at 2,175 locations, the Screen Gems film opened to a better than expected $24.5 million. That’s in the same ballpark as 2009’s “Obsessed” ($28.6 million), which was the first team up between producer Will Packer and star Idris Elba. “Obsessed” went on to gross over $73 million worldwide. While “No Good Deed” has a way to go, the thriller has a decent chance to match that.
The audience for “No Good Deed” was made up primarily of older women (60 percent female, 59 percent over the age of 30). They gave the movie a “B+” CinemaScore, which is pretty good for this type of movie.
In second place, “Dolphin Tale 2” opened to an estimated $16.55 million. That’s down 14 percent from the first “Dolphin Tale,” which debuted to $19.15 million around the same time in 2011. That isn’t horrible by any means, and the movie did earn an “A” CinemaScore and reviews have been solid. With lots of adult themed movies on the way, “Dolphin Tale 2” should serve as counter programming for families.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” couldn’t hold on to the top spot, but it still managed to impress: The Marvel film dropped 22 percent to an estimated $8.04 million this weekend. The good news is on Saturday, it passed $300 million, which makes it the first movie to do so since “Frozen” back in January. Yep, it’s been a bad year for movies.
Anywho, as of Monday morning “Guardians of the Galaxy” has grossed over $305 million domestically, and another $305 million overseas. Spooky, ain’t it?
Your top five flicks this weekend:
1. No Good Deed — $24.5 million
2. Dolphin Tale 2 — $16.5 million
3. Guardians of the Galaxy — $8.04 million ($305.9 million domestic total)
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — $4.8 million ($181.04 domestic total)
5. Let’s Be Cops — $4.3 million ($72.9 million domestic total)