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, Jul. 29 - Sun, Jul. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cocktail (1988)$11,789,466--1,404--$8,397$11,789,4661Disney
2Who Framed Roger Rabbit$6,556,367-26%1,42927$4,588$47,634,2626Disney
3Coming to America$6,430,730-28%1,902-162$3,381$46,082,5115Paramount
4Die Hard$6,107,608-14%1,32448$4,613$13,814,9733Fox
5Midnight Run$4,649,805-16%1,1613$4,005$10,156,0952Universal
6The Dead Pool$3,586,181-40%1,651-180$2,172$18,672,8583Warner Bros.
7Bambi (1988 re-issue)$3,201,752-40%1,477-12$2,168$15,734,3463Disney
8Big$3,152,237-19%1,254-22$2,514$53,748,2399Fox
9Caddyshack II$2,346,559-47%1,5560$1,508$6,782,8892Warner Bros.
10Big Top Pee-Wee$2,231,515-52%1,2560$1,777$6,856,5192Paramount