Grosses

'No Good Deed' Takes in a Healthy $29.9M in its First WeekSeptember 19, 2014 12:43 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's No Good Deed took in $1.05 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh straight day. The low-budget thriller from Screen Gems starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson fell 11 percent from Wednesday. No Good Deed was off to a very nice start this week with a stronger than expected first place seven-day take of $29.91 million. That places the film 7 percent ahead of the $25.96 million seven-day take of 2009's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 35 percent ahead of the $22.20 million seven-day gross of last year's The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy held steady in second place with $0.558 million. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Disney and Marvel was down 5 percent from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. Guardians of the Galaxy placed in third for the week with $10.60 million. That was down just 21 percent from the previous week and brings the seven-week total for the film to a massive $308.49 million.

Dolphin Tale 2 rounded out its first week of release with a third place take of $0.459 million. The family film sequel from Warner Bros. fell 9 percent from Wednesday's performance. Dolphin Tale 2 placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $18.06 million. That is on the low end of pre-release expectations and places the film 22 percent behind the $23.27 million seven-day gross of 2011's Dolphin Tale.

Fox's Let's Be Cops was up one spot from Wednesday to place in fourth on Thursday with $0.319 million. The low-budget action comedy was down 8 percent from Wednesday. Let's Be Cops claimed fifth place for the week with $5.85 million. The film was down only 22 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a very solid $74.52 million in 37 days of release.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop was down one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.294 million. The crime drama starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini fell a concerning 20 percent from Wednesday. The Drop still performed well for the week as a whole, with a sixth place seven-day start of $5.64 million while playing in a modest 809 locations.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 24 - Sun, Jun. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Who Framed Roger Rabbit$12,049,897--1,153--$10,451$23,276,1362Disney
2Big$7,209,4889%1,377203$5,236$29,941,2824Fox
3The Great Outdoors$6,126,9500%1,415192$4,330$12,248,0652Universal
4Red Heat$6,117,526-25%1,8927$3,233$18,063,1782TriStar
5Crocodile Dundee II$5,205,576-15%2,284-110$2,279$41,971,3045Paramount
6Bull Durham$5,111,2442%1,29759$3,941$10,120,5452Orion
7Big Business$4,119,734-18%1,23265$3,344$15,279,9783Disney
8Willow$2,541,603-13%1,201172$2,116$29,568,3196MGM
9Funny Farm$2,224,797-20%1,386-91$1,605$14,718,5854Warner Bros.
10The Presidio$2,123,887-23%1,1680$1,818$9,985,2903Paramount