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But the biggest surprise of the weekend is the strong performance of Sherwood Pictures and TriStar’s faith-based movie Courageous, which grossed $3.1 million on Friday and is looking at an opening weekend gross of $9 million — besting the three other new films, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen‘s cancer dramedy 50/50, Anna Faris–Chris Evans R-rated comedy What’s Your Number? and the Daniel Craig–Rachel Weisz horror pic Dream House.
Courageous, about four police officers who grapple with their faith, is playing on only 1,161 screens, a fraction of the number of its competitors. It received a glowing A+ CinemaScore, as did Dolphin Tale last weekend.
Dolphin Tale is widely expected to pull ahead over the weekend, while Moneyball and Lion King are expected to vie for No. 2 with grosses in the $12 million range.
Morgan Creek’s Dream House opened to No. 5 on Friday with $2.9 million, and is on course to gross $8 million for the weekend. The movie, which Universal is distributing, received a B CinemaScore.
50/50, from Summit Entertainment, opened softer than expected, considering it is a critical darling and received an A- CinemaScore. The movie grossed $2.87 million to all but tie with Dream House, but Summit expects it to pull overtake Dream House with a weekend gross of $8.6 million.
What’s Your Number?, from Fox and New Regency, trailed with an even softer Friday opening of $2.1 million. The pic is now only expected to gross $5.5 million to $6 million for the weekend.
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