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, Jun. 5 - Sun, Jun. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Patriot Games$18,511,191--2,365--$7,827$18,511,1911Paramount
2Sister Act$11,237,706-6%1,742312$6,451$23,132,2932Disney
3Lethal Weapon 3$9,035,802-41%2,56858$3,519$62,891,7464Warner Bros.
4Far and Away$5,605,630-25%1,820223$3,080$26,068,2903Universal
5Encino Man$4,118,282-36%2,09019$1,970$20,398,5973Disney
6AlienĀ³$4,011,555-52%2,040-187$1,966$35,518,7493Fox
7Class Act$3,421,827--1,148--$2,981$3,421,8271Warner Bros.
8Basic Instinct$1,511,397-36%1,313-211$1,151$103,850,97712TriStar
9Beethoven$1,008,940-26%1,140-280$885$36,691,94010Universal