New movies take the top spots at the box office this weekend! What is generally a slower time for films and almost a throw-away season, new films manage a nice weekend ... could be the weather. With it being generally hot and humid the past few days across the country, who doesn't want to go to a nice air conditioned movie theatre to escape the heat! New at #1 is "No Good Deed" with a debut of 24.5 million. Not much else on this film, could be a quick burn. Swimming up to #2 is "Dolphin Tale 2" with 16.6 mil and this could carry an extra week. Holding ground at #3 is "Guardians of the Galaxy" with 8 mil and now just past the 300 mil cume mark which makes it the biggest film of the Summer (but we already knew that). This film still has some juice left too. Also holding on to #4 is "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" with 4.8 mil as it gets just a bit closer to 200 mil but will definitely be shy of that mark. Rounding off the top 5 is "Let's Be Cops" with another 4.3 mil and more than likely be the last showing in this range.
New movies next week:
Three new movies will hit the big screen this coming weekend ... first up is "The Maze Runner" with a solid 3500+ screen count and should do well with at least a 30+ mil opening. Some have it higher in the mid 40's but not sure about that. Coming up on almost 3000 screens is "This is Where I Leave You," bit of a mouthful in the title but I am thinking maybe low teens to open. Last up is "Walk Among the Tombstones" with about 2500 screens and could be a 20 mil opener but I think it may be shy of that.
*numbers sourced by Box Office Analyst