The box office saw some life this weekend while Marvel’s Guardians hit a new milestone.
In at number 1 is No Good Deed (read our review) with $24. 5 million. Clearly, audiences were looking for something new and this Idris Elba thriller fit the bill nicely. The film opened strong on Friday and was able to hold on throughout the weekend.
Dolphin Tale 2 is the number 2 film this weekend with $16.5 million. The sequel’s numbers were slightly off of its predecessor’s, which opened with $19 million in September 2011. Still, it’s a solid debut for relatively quiet box office weekend, and the film should be able to hold better than most as the month goes on.
Coming in at number 3 is Guardians of the Galaxy with $8 million, which brings its domestic total up to $305 million. Marvel’s latest continues its stellar run by becoming the first 2014 release to pass the $300 million mark. Internationally, the film is doing almost equal business, grossing $305 million as well.
The number 4 film is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with $4.8 million. The turtles’ fifth cinematic outing – the first of this new reboot – is up to a solid $181 million domestic and $319 million worldwide.
Rounding out the top 5 is Let’s Be Cops with $4.3 million. The R-rated comedy has done fine business during its 5-week run and is up to $72 million total.
In at number 6 is The Drop (read our review) with $4.2 million. The Drop had a lot going for it – Tom Hardy in a lead role, a script from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River), and the final onscreen appearance of James Gandolfini – but that didn’t seem to do much for audiences. We doubt that the confusing marketing helped either.
If I Stay is the number 7 film with $4 million. The YA adaptation is up to $44 million with a budget of $11M.
Coming in at number 8 is The November Man with $2.7 million. It may have been Pierce Brosnan’s first action film in quite a while, but The November Man couldn’t use that to its advantage. The film has made $22 million so far.
The number 9 film this weekend is The Giver with $2.6 million. Another unsuccessful YA adaptation of an award-winning book, The Giver simply couldn’t get anything going. The only good news is that The Giver has surpassed its $25 million budget with $41 million in domestic grosses.
Rounding out the top 10 is The Hundred-Foot Journey with $2.4 million. Helen Mirren’s foodie flick is now up to $49 million after six weeks.
[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates – based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, September 15th – at which time we’ll update this post with any changes.]