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, Dec. 21 - Sun, Dec. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone$10,362,124-11%2,10891$4,916$88,668,1636Fox
2Kindergarten Cop$7,918,309--1,910--$4,146$7,918,3091Universal
3Edward Scissorhands$6,013,877-5%1,08764$5,533$12,498,7483Fox
4Dances with Wolves$5,906,93532%1,25458$4,710$33,444,3065Orion
5Look Who's Talking Too$4,242,000-48%1,61640$2,625$12,342,6402TriStar
6The Bonfire of the Vanities$4,216,063--1,373--$3,071$4,216,0631Warner Bros.
7Misery$4,125,8953%1,32018$3,126$25,312,3624Columbia
8Three Men and a Little Lady$3,517,37429%1,578292$2,229$37,952,0395Disney
9The Rookie (1990)$2,571,842-27%1,565-297$1,643$11,594,6633Warner Bros.
10Almost an Angel$1,608,365--1,373--$1,171$1,608,3651Paramount