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, Aug. 5 - Sun, Aug. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cocktail (1988)$8,204,479-30%1,43733$5,709$19,993,9452Disney
2Who Framed Roger Rabbit$5,895,616-10%1,4356$4,108$53,529,8787Disney
3Die Hard$5,738,404-6%1,33814$4,289$19,553,3774Fox
4Coming to America$5,065,482-21%1,786-116$2,836$51,147,9936Paramount
5Midnight Run$3,764,610-19%1,146-15$3,285$13,920,7053Universal
6Big$2,709,551-14%1,27218$2,130$56,457,79010Fox
7The Blob$2,644,920--1,081--$2,447$2,644,9201TriStar
8The Dead Pool$2,204,959-39%1,6510$1,336$20,877,8174Warner Bros.
9The Rescue$2,194,037--1,275--$1,721$2,194,0371Disney
10Bambi (1988 re-issue)$2,006,121-37%1,404-73$1,429$17,740,4674Disney