WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (09.15.14) – “No Good Deed” Goes Unpunished

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There was a little something for everyone at the box office last weekend. Fans of thrillers (and Idris Elba) flocked to the theaters for “No Good Deed,” which brought in $24.5 million over the weekend, while the kiddos came out in droves to see Harry Connick Jr. and Morgan Freeman in “Dolphin Tale 2.” Of course, those who haven’t seen “Guardians of the Galaxy” didn’t want to miss their chance to see it on the big screen, although it did drop to third place in its seventh weekend. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Let’s Be Cops” scraped by in fourth and fifth places, respectively, making $4.8 and $4.3 million.

Next weekend has a number of promising films premiering, from YA sci-fi thriller “The Maze Runner,” to comedy “This Is Where I Leave You” and Universal’s “A Walk Among the Tombstones.” I’m expecting “Maze Runner” to lead the pack with teens, adults and book fans alike (not to mention sci-fi fans) heading to theaters to check it out. Big names like Liam Neeson and Dan Stevens could bring out audiences for “Tombstones” and fans of Tina Fey and Jason Bateman will surely want to see them in a family comedy like “This Is Where I Leave You.”

#1 Weekend = $24.5 Million Total = $24.5 Million
#2 Weekend = $16.5 Million Total = $16.5 Million
#3 Weekend = $8 Million Total = $305.9 Million
#4 Weekend = $4.8 Million Total = $181 Million
#5 LET’S BE COPS Weekend = $4.3 Million Total = $72.9 Million
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