'No Good Deed' Easily Maintains First Place on Wednesday with $1.18 MillionSeptember 18, 2014 07:05 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Sony reports that No Good Deed took in $1.18 million on Wednesday, off 35 percent rfom the day prior. That gives the thriller a 6-day haul of $28.9 million, an impressive start for the pic which is running 7 percent ahead of the pace of Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 37 percent ahead of The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy posted another $0.59 million yesterday for a 19.5 percent drop from last Wednesday. The Disney/Marvel blockbuster continues to show aggressive staying power in the post-summer market as its domestic tally has now reached $307.9 million. The film is running 3 percent ahead of the pace of the original Iron Man.

Warner Bros.' Dolphin Tale 2 grabbed $0.51 million yesterday as it was off 28 percent from Tuesday. The family-driven sequel has earned $17.6 million in its first six days, 18.5 percent less than its 2011 predecessor.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop continues to impress in limited release. The Tom Hardy/James Gandolfini thriller added $0.37 million from 809 locations yesterday for a strong $453 per-theater average. With $5.35 million in the bank through six days of release, the film will expand into wider release starting this weekend.

Rounding out the top five, Let's Be Cops grossed $0.35 million for a 21 percent week-to-week drop. The comedy has certainly found its audience since opening in August, ringing up $74.2 million to-date.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 3 - Sun, Aug. 5

Wide (1000+)

2Purple Rain$6,280,779-19%1,00790$6,237$14,046,9802Warner Bros.
3Gremlins$4,147,845-10%1,43120$2,899$75,957,1749Warner Bros.
4The Jungle Book (re-issue) (1984)$3,807,156-28%1,46333$2,602$9,098,8262Disney
5The Karate Kid (1984)$3,609,460-7%1,09930$3,284$31,339,6677Columbia
6Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom$2,354,687-9%1,030-22$2,286$110,514,58211Paramount
7Grandview, USA$2,194,293--1,069--$2,053$2,194,2931Warner Bros.
8Meatballs Part II$1,112,736-56%1,050-202$1,060$3,628,0042TriStar