The home invasion thriller No Good Deed stormed the North American box office and delivered a sensational debut taking the number one spot and energizing a marketplace in need of excitement. Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, the PG-13 film debuted to an estimated $24.5M from 2,175 locations and averaged a sizzling $11,264 per location. Sales were driven by adult women with the leads flexing some starpower (plus taking Executive Producer credits) and engaging fans actively on social media to create must-see buzz.
Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig star in The Skeleton Twins in limited release this week. Referencing a lip-synching scene in the film, Kristen Wiig talks about what she sings when she's by herself, and Bill takes that information and runs with it.
This week, Christy looks at the heart-warming, family friendly Dolphin Tale 2 and on DVD the action-packed follow-up of the first Avenger himself, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Paul Walker's Brick Mansions.
Warning: Spoilers are present!Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba star in No Good Deed, and Grae Drake speaks to them about not following your gut instinct, how easy it is to ignore hot people, and then...Taraji P. Henson uses her outdoor voice in what might be considered a spoiler.
The journey between arthouse and IMAX can be a treacherous trip for an actor, but Liam Neeson has navigated it more nimbly than most over the course of his lengthy career, booking major roles in Serious Movies (Schindler's List) while leaving room for horror (The Haunting), romance (Love Actually), and blockbuster franchises (The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins) -- not to mention a recent string of action thrillers that, with this weekend's Non-Stop, finds Mr. Neeson kicking bad-guy butt on a crowded transatlantic flight. What better way to celebrate his accomplishments than a look at his best-reviewed movies? Here's Total Recall!
This week starts off with critics' reactions to Dolphin Tale 2, and then Grae shares her interviews with cast members Ashley Judd, Harry Connick, Jr. and Morgan Freeman. The team talks about the cancelled screenings for No Good Deed, and Grae shares another interview, this time with Taraji P. Henson. Then the team talks about The Skeleton Twins and Grae shares a pretty ridiculous interview with stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig.