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No Good Deed Does Good Business – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

The early box office numbers are in and it appears as though No Good Deed did go unpunished. Here’s what went down:

No_Good_Deed_2014_movie_posterNo Good Deed, staring Idris Elba in a home invasion thriller, hit the top this weekend, bringing in an estimated $24.5 million. The film has already made back its $13 million budget in its debut weekend, so everything else is just going to be extra to the pot. A solid opening, and one shows that Elba’s star is shining brighter and brighter.

As for the rest of the top five, Dolphin Tale 2 debut in second place with a decent $16.5 million. While it’s nowhere in the realm of big time Disney films, there’s clearly a family audience that hasn’t been served for some time that was eager for some fun fare. Guardians of the Galaxy dropped to third place with $8.5 million, raising its tally to $305 million, the first movie this year to cross that $300 million mark. Who would have though it? In fourth place with $4.7 million was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, while The Drop brought in $4.1 million in limited release. The final film from James Gandolfini should grow its audience in the next few weeks.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) No Good Deed – $17.5 million
2) Dolphin Tale 2 – $16.5 million
3) Guardians of the Galaxy – $7 million
4) Let’s Be Cops – $4.5 million
5) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $3 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) No Good Deed – $24.5 million
2) Dolphin Tale 2 – $16.5 million
3) Guardians of the Galaxy – $8.5 million
4) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $4.7 million
5) The Drop – $4.1 million

Next week sees the release of The Maze Runner and This Is Where I Leave You. Be sure to check back on friday to see our predictions!

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No Good Deed vs Dolphin Tale 2 – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

Two new releases want your money, but will either of them find an audience? Here’s our prediction:

No_Good_Deed_2014_movie_posterNo Good Deed stars the increasingly popular Idris Elba in a home invasion thriller. It’s been weeks since a new film has made any sort of impact in theatres, so No Good Deed could be want audiences ordered. Look for a first place debut with $17.5 million.

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Another Guardians of the Galaxy Winning Weekend – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

As predicted, it as a slow weekend at the box office. With no major new films released, the numbers were lacklustre, even as the biggest film of the summer continued to bring in the bucks.

Guardians of the GalaxyGuardians of the Galaxy was number one for another weekend, bringing in an estimated $10.6 million, raising its total to $295 million. By this time next week, GOTG will be the first film of 2014 to cross the magical $300 million mark.

As for the rest of the top five, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was in second with $5.5 million. Let’s Be Cops was close behind in third place with $5 million. If I Stay was in fourth place with $4.9 million, while The November Man closed things out in fifth with $4.1 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Guardians of the Galaxy – $12 million
2) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $9 million
3) If I Stay – $6 million
4) Let’s Be Cops – $5 million
5) The November Man – $4.5 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Guardians of the Galaxy – $10 million
2) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $5.5 million
3) Let’s Be Cops – $5 million
4) If I Stay – $4.9 million
5) The November Man – $4.1 million

Next weekend sees the release of Dolphin’s Tale 2. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

Who Will Top A Slow Weekend? Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

While the eyes of the film world are on Toronto with the Toronto International Film Festival, the regular box office is going to be extremely quiet, with no big new releases hitting theaters.

gotgWhat that means is that Guardians of the Galaxy is going to have any easy time holding on to the top spot at the box office this weekend. Look for a first place showing with $12 million, as the film inches closer and closer to breaking the $300 million mark. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be in second place with $9 million, followed in third by If I Stay with $6 million. Let’s Be Cop will be in fourth place with $5 million, while The November Man should close things out in fifth with $4.5 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Guardians of the Galaxy – $12 million
2) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $9 million
3) If I Stay – $6 million
4) Let’s Be Cops – $5 million
5) The November Man – $4.5 million

Check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out. In the meantime, I’ll be hitting some TIFF films this weekend, including the premieres of Roger Waters’ The Wall and Love and Mercy, the bio-film about Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson. Look for those on Sunday and Monday, respectively.

Guardians and Turtles Rule Again: Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

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While editor-in-chief Andy Burns is partying at the FAN EXPO Canada and talking “Twin Peaks” with the stars of the show, this is Glenn Walker filling in with the weekend box office report here at Biff Bam Pop!. Did The November Man triumph over the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Find out after the jump!

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How Will The November Man See In September? Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

It’s the end of September but Pierce Brosnan is hoping November proves a magic month for his latest film. How will the former James Bond perform? Here’s our prediction:

The_November_Man_posterThe November Man is a new spy flick staring Brosnan, based on the series of books with the same name. The film is a “one last mission” sort of deal, a concept that is ideally suited for the actor who, in my opinion, was unceremoniously dumped from the James Bond franchise after helping reinvigorate it. Will audiences check him out in a familiar genre – possibly, but we’ve to remember that it’s the last weekend of the summer box office season, typically a dumping time for films. This is one film that will likely find its audience overseas and on Netflix, though a sequel is already in the works. Look for a second place showing with $13 million.

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Sin City Crashes And Burns – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

Well, when I’m wrong with a prediction, I’m REALLY wrong. I may feel a little bad about bombing, but I’m pretty sure Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller feel a hell of a lot worse this weekend.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For absolutely struck out at the box office this weekend, bringing in an estimated (not to mention horrible) $6 million for its opening weekend. Yes, that’s its three day gross! Clearly, I didn’t gage interest in this film well at all, as I predicted a first place showing with $30 million. Nearly a decade between instalments and lacklustre reviews helped sink this one like a proverbial stone. Just an absolute disaster.

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Will Audiences Return To Sin City? Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

It’s been nearly a decade since Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller unleashed Sin City upon the cinematic world. Will it’s long-awaited sequel find an audience or is it too late? Here’s our prediction:

Sin-City-A-Dame-to-Kill-For-teaser-posterSin City: A Dame To Kill For has everything going for it – style, stars and source material. 9 years may be a long time to wait for a sequel, but the original still maintains high regard among genre fans, which could help this installment find an audience. Some speculate that the film’s time may have come and gone, but I’m going out on a limb and will predict a first place showing with $30 million.

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