'No Good Deed' Easily Maintains First Place on Wednesday with $1.18 MillionSeptember 18, 2014 07:05 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Sony reports that No Good Deed took in $1.18 million on Wednesday, off 35 percent rfom the day prior. That gives the thriller a 6-day haul of $28.9 million, an impressive start for the pic which is running 7 percent ahead of the pace of Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 37 percent ahead of The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy posted another $0.59 million yesterday for a 19.5 percent drop from last Wednesday. The Disney/Marvel blockbuster continues to show aggressive staying power in the post-summer market as its domestic tally has now reached $307.9 million. The film is running 3 percent ahead of the pace of the original Iron Man.

Warner Bros.' Dolphin Tale 2 grabbed $0.51 million yesterday as it was off 28 percent from Tuesday. The family-driven sequel has earned $17.6 million in its first six days, 18.5 percent less than its 2011 predecessor.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop continues to impress in limited release. The Tom Hardy/James Gandolfini thriller added $0.37 million from 809 locations yesterday for a strong $453 per-theater average. With $5.35 million in the bank through six days of release, the film will expand into wider release starting this weekend.

Rounding out the top five, Let's Be Cops grossed $0.35 million for a 21 percent week-to-week drop. The comedy has certainly found its audience since opening in August, ringing up $74.2 million to-date.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, May. 29 - Sun, May. 31

Wide (1000+)

1Lethal Weapon 3$15,420,806-31%2,5100$6,144$53,855,9443Warner Bros.
2Sister Act$11,894,587--1,430--$8,318$11,894,5871Disney
4Far and Away$7,513,885-42%1,59714$4,705$20,462,6602Universal
5Encino Man$6,414,195-35%2,07121$3,097$16,280,3152Disney
6Basic Instinct$2,345,511-9%1,524-76$1,539$101,383,00111TriStar
8Beauty and the Beast (1991)$1,271,804-41%1,003-72$1,268$95,902,11528Disney
9White Men Can't Jump$945,898-44%1,132-148$836$52,947,91410Fox