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, Jan. 11 - Sun, Jan. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone$9,813,012-22%2,157-16$4,549$125,894,3089Fox
2Awakenings$8,306,5322325%1,2821270$6,479$9,569,4684Columbia
3Lionheart$7,094,552--1,462--$4,853$7,094,5521Universal
4Dances with Wolves$5,586,412-24%1,2853$4,347$58,258,7908Orion
5The Godfather Part III$4,315,158-48%1,9220$2,245$18,993,5513Paramount
6Not Without My Daughter$3,804,055--1,137--$3,346$3,804,0551MGM
7Edward Scissorhands$3,655,258-28%1,372105$2,664$30,517,9276Fox
8Look Who's Talking Too$2,366,800-44%1,552-95$1,525$14,680,4665TriStar
9Mermaids$2,287,275-38%1,111109$2,059$19,029,4875Orion
10Misery$2,068,992-47%1,234-136$1,677$37,352,9657Columbia