'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, Jun. 28 - Sun, Jun. 30

Wide (1000+)

1Pale Rider$9,119,111--1,710--$5,333$9,119,1111Warner Bros.
3Rambo: First Blood Part II$6,957,496-4%1,956-118$3,557$105,853,1586TriStar
4St. Elmo's Fire$6,128,157--1,204--$5,090$6,128,1571Columbia
5The Goonies$4,619,669-26%1,7050$2,709$28,358,0504Warner Bros.
8Return to Oz$1,908,527-33%1,196-42$1,596$4,753,4222Disney
9A View to a Kill$1,742,866-30%1,037-208$1,681$32,146,7706MGM/UA