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'No Good Deed' blasts past 'Dolphin Tale 2' at box office

By Todd Cunningham, TheWrap

The home invasion thriller "No Good Deed" turned what was expected to be a close race with the family film "Dolphin Tale 2" into a blowout, claiming the weekend box office crown with an estimated $24.5 million.

Both openers were aimed at audiences that have been under-served at the multiplexes recently. Sony Screen Gems' "No Good Deed" targeted African Americans and Warner Bros.' "Dolphin Tale 2" went after kids and their parents, and the thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson was the one that really connected.

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"Dolphin Tale 2" brought in $16.5 million over the three days. That's less than the $19 million that the original managed in September of 2011 and the $20 million that the analysts had projected. "No Good Deed" nearly doubled its production budget over the weekend and gave Will Packer, who produced with Lee Clay, his third No. 1 movie of the year, following "Ride Along" and "Think Like a Man Too." Read more

Rank
Title
Weekend Gross
Cumulative Gross
# Of Theaters
Avg. Per Theater
Weeks Released
1
$24.3M
$24.3M
2175
$11.1K
2
2
$15.9M
$15.9M
3656
$4.3K
2
5
$4.4M
$73.1M
2755
$1.6K
6
6
$4.1M
$4.1M
809
$5.1K
2
7
$3.9M
$44.8M
3040
$1.3K
5
8
$2.8M
$22.5M
2702
$1K
4
0
The Giver
$0K
$0K
0
$0K
1
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