There's a new movie sweeping the box office this weekend, and it's finally taking the number one spot away from Guardians of the Galaxy. With an opening weekend of $24.5 million, the movie about an unstable escaped convict terrorizing a woman who is alone with her two children is number one this week. Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, the two are also executive producers on the film. Already surpassing its $13.2 million budget, this thriller is one to beat.
In second, Dolphin Tale 2 made $16.5 million its opening weekend. The team of people who saved, dolphin, Winter's life are back to find her a companion. Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman and Harry Connick Jr. reunite on-screen in this family movie. To compare to the first one, Dolphin Tale performed at $19 million its opening weekend.
After four weeks at the number one spot in a row, Guardians of the Galaxy generated $8 million this weekend. This Marvel film may have fallen short to the top two this weekend, but it has grossed an impressive amount of money with over $305 million at the box office domestically and double that amount at over $611 million worldwide.
Right behind Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles takes the fourth spot on the list with $4.8 million in sales. Making over $180 million domestically and over $319 million worldwide in just over a month since its August 8 release, the future Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel will have a lot to live up to.
Rounding off the top 5, Let's Be Cops made the cut again this weekend with $4.3 million. Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans are still making audiences laugh as pretend cops.