'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. 19 - Sun, Aug. 21

Wide (1000+)

1A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master$12,833,403--1,765--$7,271$12,833,4031New Line
2Young Guns$5,037,716-28%1,41629$3,558$12,049,1092Fox
3Die Hard$4,523,326-21%1,629-84$2,777$29,819,5516Fox
4A Fish Called Wanda$4,407,331-16%1,215101$3,627$16,699,4136MGM
5Cocktail (1988)$4,004,424-36%1,4620$2,739$30,225,6884Disney
6Who Framed Roger Rabbit$3,664,197-16%1,598163$2,293$61,543,7369Disney
7Coming to America$2,512,639-30%1,273-208$1,974$57,272,1028Paramount
8Midnight Run$2,107,573-24%1,006-127$2,095$18,809,7935Universal
10Mac and Me$1,021,054-50%1,3173$775$3,082,5182Orion