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, Feb. 21 - Sun, Feb. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wayne's World$11,812,944-25%1,878110$6,290$14,276,7572Paramount
2Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!$7,058,590--1,958--$3,605$7,058,5901Universal
3Fried Green Tomatoes$5,006,595-29%1,32115$3,790$31,795,2659Universal
4Medicine Man$4,725,085-47%1,3702$3,449$22,135,3273Disney
5The Hand That Rocks the Cradle$4,076,328-41%1,721-29$2,369$41,229,2247Disney
6Final Analysis$3,621,885-42%1,549-50$2,338$16,325,1803Warner Bros.
7Beauty and the Beast (1991)$2,430,432-23%1,360-140$1,787$81,441,49414Disney
8The Great Mouse Detective (1992 re-issue)$2,116,738-49%1,42012$1,491$6,243,5932Disney
9Bugsy$1,877,275--1,231--$1,525$26,899,62410TriStar
10The Prince of Tides$1,776,590-18%1,277-139$1,391$43,045,5019Columbia