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September 14, 2014

Box Office: ‘No Good Deed’ Debuts On Top

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Written by: Peter Towe
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The Idris Elba thriller No Good Deed opened number one at the weekend box office, finishing with an estimated $24.5 million.  No Good Deed was able to bumpGuardians of the Galaxy from the top spot which has be been finishing first at the box office with the limited competition from opening movies.  Guardians went on to finish the weekend at number three bringing in an estimated $8 million and is the only movie of 2014 which has crossed the $300 million mark domestically.

Fellow newcomer Dolphin Tale 2 opened with $16.6 million.  The film stars Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., and Morgan Freeman, which tells the story of a prosthetic-tailed dolphins and the human handlers.  In 2011 the original Dolphin Tale opened with $19.1 million and finished with $72.2 million domestically.

Opening on just 809 screens, James Gandolfini’s final performance in The Dropopened above expectations, earning $4.2 million.  The film co-stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, and currently is sitting strong with critics (88% on Rotten Tomatoes).

Here’s the full top-ten weekend box office estimates.

1. No Good Deed $24.5 million

2. Dolphin Tale 2 $16.6 million

3. Guardians of the Galaxy $8 million

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.8 million

5. Let’s Be Cops $4.3 million

6. The Drop $4.2 million

7. If I Stay $4.1 million

8. The November Man $2.8 million

9. The Giver $2.6 million

10. The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.5 million

About the Author

Peter Towe
Peter Towe
A graduate of UMASS Boston, I have successfully put off getting a "real" job, and continue to watch, produce, review, and obsess over movies. I lived in Boston while I completed my degree, and now live in Chicago trying the improv thing.


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