For Ashley Judd, it’s been a tough couple of weekends at the box office.
The actress starred with Harry Connick Jr. and Morgan Freeman in the family film “Dolphin Tale 2,” which was projected by analysts to win its opening weekend, but came in with a soft $16.5 million Sunday for Warner Bros.
That comes one week after “The Identical,” a Christian-themed indie musical drama in which she starred with Blake Rayne and Ray Liotta, bombed with less than $1.5 million despite being in more than 1,900 theaters. Things didn’t get any better this weekend, as “The Identical” brought in just $390,00 from 1,294 locations, a dismal per-screen average of $306, according to distributor Freestyle Releasing.
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Judd has never been a major box office force, but has been in several box-office hits, including the young adult tale “Divergent,” “Olympus Has Fallen” and “Double Jeopardy.”
The weekend wasn’t all bad for Judd, however. She has reportedly signed on for the teen coming-of-age comedy “Good Kids,” and will star opposite Demian Bichir for Voltage Pictures.