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. 24 - Sun, Aug. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Darkman$8,054,860--1,786--$4,510$8,054,8601Universal
2Ghost$7,474,702-11%1,7660$4,233$71,880,9047Paramount
3Flatliners$5,009,634-29%1,46440$3,422$22,101,2233Columbia
4Presumed Innocent$4,646,004-24%1,327-96$3,501$40,544,8885Warner Bros.
5My Blue Heaven$3,776,720-39%1,8689$2,022$9,983,8122Warner Bros.
6The Exorcist III$3,655,692-61%1,414126$2,585$12,967,9112Fox
7Taking Care of Business$3,063,303-15%1,14571$2,675$6,683,3572Disney
8Air America$2,539,230-46%1,597-305$1,590$15,339,6903TriStar
9Young Guns II$1,828,285-41%1,094-367$1,671$17,673,6704Fox
10Problem Child$1,624,725-51%1,245-395$1,305$26,653,6455Universal