Weekend Forecast: 'Dolphin Tale 2' & 'No Good Deed'

Featured Stories - on September 10, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

sep12.pngSeptember 12 sees the wide release of two new films: Dolphin Tale 2 and No Good Deed.

Dolphin Tale 2

PROS:

- 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.

CONS:

- 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

PROS:

- 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. 

CONS:

- 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
$19,000,000 $19,000,000
Dolphin Tale 2 Sep 12, 2014 Warner Bros.
$17,000,000 $17,000,000
Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 1, 2014 Disney
$7,000,000 $304,700,000
Let's Be Cops Aug 13, 2014 Fox
$4,000,000 $72,600,000
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Aug 8, 2014 Paramount
$3,900,000 $180,000,000
If I Stay Aug 22, 2014 Warner Bros. / New Line
$3,500,000 $44,300,000
The November Man Aug 27, 2014 Relativity Media
$3,000,000 $22,700,000
The Giver Aug 15, 2014 Weinstein Company
$2,500,000 $41,100,000
The Hundred-Foot Journey Aug 8, 2014 Disney / DreamWorks
$2,400,000 $49,300,000
When the Game Stands Tall Aug 22, 2014 Sony / TriStar
$2,300,000 $26,400,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.

Tags: predictions, Dolphin Tale 2, No Good Deed

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