“Guardians of the Galaxy” has finally taken a step down from the top spot after a very successful seven week run. The Marvel movie directed by James Gunn was dethroned over the weekend by newcomers “No Good Deed” and “Dolphin Tale 2”. “Guardians of the Galaxy” slipped down to third place adding 8 million, while the aforementioned newbies took the top two spots with $24.5 million and $16.6 million respectively.
“No Good Deed” tells the story of Terri (Taraji P. Henson), a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin (Idris Elba), a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished as she finds herself fighting for survival when he invades her home and terrorizes her family. Even thought the low-budget movie is a huge success at the box office, critics over at Rottentomatoes.com are not impressed at all. Their rating of 13% is accompanied with this final thought, “Dull, derivative, and generally uninspired, No Good Deed wastes its stars’ talents — and the audience’s time.”
The family movie “Dolphin Tale 2” impresses with an A CinemaScore across the board. In the sequel, the adventure continues with the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery—thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail—made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie “Dolphin Tale”. The film reunites the entire main cast, led by Harry Connick, Jr., Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Austin Stowell.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sits in fourth place this week with an estimated $4.8 million, followed by comedy “Let’s Be Cops” with $4.3 million.
Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
- “No Good Deed” – $24.5 million
- “Dolphin Tale 2” – $16.6 million
- “Guardians of the Galaxy” – $8 million
- “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – $4.8 Million
- “Let’s Be Cops” – $4.3million
- “The Drop” – $4.2 million
- “If I Stay” – $4.1 million
- “The November Man” – $2.8 million
- “The Giver” – $2.6 million
- “The Hundred-Foot Journey” – $2.5 million