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, Mar. 27 - Sun, Mar. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1White Men Can't Jump$14,711,124--1,923--$7,650$14,711,1241Fox
2Basic Instinct$13,203,809-13%1,770203$7,460$34,719,0202TriStar
3Wayne's World$5,712,736-25%1,8780$3,042$54,100,8267Paramount
4My Cousin Vinny$5,315,543-26%1,5066$3,530$19,942,0823Fox
5Ladybugs$5,180,414--1,528--$3,390$5,180,4141Paramount
6Fried Green Tomatoes$2,814,240-3%1,312-17$2,145$49,143,01514Universal
7The Lawnmower Man$2,525,736-31%1,31810$1,916$19,320,1414New Line
8Beauty and the Beast (1991)$1,782,7625%1,1570$1,541$90,512,96419Disney
9Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!$1,113,330-33%1,003-429$1,110$19,590,1356Universal