Weekend Forecast: 'Dolphin Tale 2' & 'No Good Deed'
Featured Stories - on September 10, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff
September 12 sees the wide release of two new films: Dolphin Tale 2 and No Good Deed.
Dolphin Tale 2
- The first film was a solid hit among the family audience, opening well at $19.2 million and legging out to over $72 million domestically.
- The returning cast members, including the likes of Morgan Freeman, should further help reignite appeal to parents.
- Twitter activity has picked in recent days, while the quality of those mentions have leaned largely positive.
- Flixster and Facebook activity, while not negative, haven't impressed either (relative to sequels).
- Despite being somewhat based on another true story, will parents still feel like they're paying to see the same movie again?
- Sequels have a habit of under-performing these days.
No Good Deed
- Twitter and Flixster activity have been noticeably strong, particularly on the former.
- Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson bring recognizable names and faces to a somewhat played out genre concept.
- The urban audience has been generally under-served in recent months.
- The PG-13 rating will further expand audience reach.
- Facebook activity isn't standing out overall, although it's adding new fans at a strong rate late in the game.
- Elba and Henson, unfortunately, may not be enough star power to guarantee success.
Check out our complete weekend forecast in the table below.
|Title||Release Date||Distributor||Weekend||Domestic Total through Sunday, Sep. 14|
|No Good Deed (2014)||Sep 12, 2014||Sony / Screen Gems
|Dolphin Tale 2||Sep 12, 2014||Warner Bros.
|Guardians of the Galaxy||Aug 1, 2014||Disney
|Let's Be Cops||Aug 13, 2014||Fox
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)||Aug 8, 2014||Paramount
|If I Stay||Aug 22, 2014||Warner Bros. / New Line
|The November Man||Aug 27, 2014||Relativity Media
|The Giver||Aug 15, 2014||Weinstein Company
|The Hundred-Foot Journey||Aug 8, 2014||Disney / DreamWorks
|When the Game Stands Tall||Aug 22, 2014||Sony / TriStar
Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.