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09.14.2014

No Good Deed menaces the box office!

Audiences were looking for some home-invasion frights this weekend, putting NO GOOD DEED on top of the box office with an estimated $24.5 million!

The PG-13 thriller, starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, broke a string of slow box office weekends and nearly doubled its reported production cost with its opening. Audiences responded with a 'B+' CinemaScore, but critics slammed the door with a 12% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

DOLPHIN TALE 2 splashed in second place with a $16.5 million opening. The new sequel continues the story of prosthetic-tailed dolphin Winter (and human handlers Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr. and Morgan Freeman), and crowds cheered the latest feel-good tale with a straight 'A' CinemaScore as critics nodded agreeably with 73% on Rotten Tomatoes. The first DOLPHIN TALE opened to $19.1 million in 2011 and waded to a $72.2 million domestic total.

After three weekends on top, Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY gave up the crown and slipped to third with an additional $8 million, and became the first 2014 release to pass $300 million domestic. It has also soared to $611 million worldwide as it slowly approaches the global totals of Marvel's own IRON MAN 2 and THOR: THE DARK WORLD.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES came in fourth with $4.8 million as the reptilian warriors have reached $319 million worldwide. The R-rated comedy LET'S BE COPS continues patrolling the middle of the chart, staying just ahead of surprise performer THE DROP in sixth with $4.2 million.

The new Tom Hardy/James Gandolfini crime drama opened on just 809 screens but had the second-highest per-screen average in the Top 10, perhaps thanks in part to strong critical reaction (88% on Rotten Tomatoes).

The teen drama IF I STAY dropped to seventh with another $4 million, and the Chloe Moretz young-adult adaptation is up to nearly $45 million on a modest $11 million reported budget. THE NOVEMBER MAN, THE GIVER and THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY rounded out the list.

Outside the chart, WHEN THE GAMES STANDS TALL, AS ABOVE/SO BELOW and LUCY got nudged out of sight, while the Bill Hader/Kristen Wiig comedy-drama THE SKELETON TWINS was the healthiest of the limited release offerings with a solid $27k per-screen average and an impressive 89% Rotten Tomatoes average.

Next weekend brings Kevin Smith's new horror movie TUSK, the latest young-adult adaptation THE MAZE RUNNER, the all-star comedy THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, and the Liam Neeson detective drama A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, plus limited releases of the buzzed thriller THE GUEST, Simon Pegg's drama HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS, and Terry Gilliam's THE ZERO THEOREM.

What is your favorite Kevin Smith movie? VOTE HERE!

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. No Good Deed $24.5 M
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2. Dolphin Tale 2 $16.5 M
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3. Guardians of the Galaxy $8 M $305.9 M
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.8 M $181 M
5. Let's Be Cops $4.3 M $72.9 M
6. The Drop $4.2 M
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7. If I Stay $4 M $44.9 M
8. The November Man $2.7 M $22.4 M
9. The Giver $2.6 M $41.3 M
10. The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4 M $49.4 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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12:43PM on 09/15/2014

SOME DESERVED BETTER!

Wish The November Man did better. One of the more enjoyable action films of the year.
Wish The November Man did better. One of the more enjoyable action films of the year.
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1:02AM on 09/15/2014
The commercials made this seem like a very unappealing movie. Guess I was the only one who thought that.
The commercials made this seem like a very unappealing movie. Guess I was the only one who thought that.
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11:04PM on 09/14/2014

The Drop #6

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10:33PM on 09/14/2014

Weak Summer

Bad summer for films, however i will say that the Drop was a solid flick.

Those of you lucky enough to have it playing near you, do your self a favour and see it
Bad summer for films, however i will say that the Drop was a solid flick.

Those of you lucky enough to have it playing near you, do your self a favour and see it
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5:58PM on 09/14/2014
Shame on you America. Go take a timeout.
Shame on you America. Go take a timeout.
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5:27PM on 09/14/2014

Hey Joblo...

Are you guys sure you got your numbers right? Because the 'fine' journalism that goes on over at IGN.com, says that the movie made $24.5 trillion... or as they put it; $24.5 million million. LMAO

Read the beginning of the second paragraph.
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Are you guys sure you got your numbers right? Because the 'fine' journalism that goes on over at IGN.com, says that the movie made $24.5 trillion... or as they put it; $24.5 million million. LMAO

Read the beginning of the second paragraph.
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3:47PM on 09/14/2014
When it's been nothing but shit for the past few weeks, all of a sudden "No Good Deed" looks appealing
When it's been nothing but shit for the past few weeks, all of a sudden "No Good Deed" looks appealing
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2:44PM on 09/14/2014
The only positive to take away from all of this is being glad that Idris Elba is in the number one film this week. Sort of like when you are glad that one of your favorite actors to watch is in a terrible film, but did well financially and can (hopefully) only help ther career progress in one way or another.
The only positive to take away from all of this is being glad that Idris Elba is in the number one film this week. Sort of like when you are glad that one of your favorite actors to watch is in a terrible film, but did well financially and can (hopefully) only help ther career progress in one way or another.
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4:14PM on 09/14/2014
"Sort of like"? Isn't that exactly what you mean? It's not an analogy when it is stating the literal.
"Sort of like"? Isn't that exactly what you mean? It's not an analogy when it is stating the literal.
2:31PM on 09/14/2014
Someone on here totally called "No Good Deed" making slightly over 20 million. Ten internet points to that guy
Someone on here totally called "No Good Deed" making slightly over 20 million. Ten internet points to that guy
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6:47PM on 09/14/2014
Don't know if I was the only one, but I was one of them...
So thanks Grand_Marquis
Don't know if I was the only one, but I was one of them...
So thanks Grand_Marquis
2:02PM on 09/14/2014
Basically for the last month,there has been shit movies.
Basically for the last month,there has been shit movies.
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