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. 19 - Sun, Feb. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Groundhog Day$9,330,631-36%1,73595$5,378$26,454,5052Columbia
2Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey$6,593,201-19%1,79189$3,681$14,766,3883Buena Vista
3Sommersby$5,925,345-40%1,76252$3,363$23,966,9703Warner Bros.
4Aladdin$4,471,705-34%1,737-166$2,574$115,316,13313Disney
5Army of Darkness$4,424,535--1,387--$3,190$4,424,5351Universal
6Loaded Weapon 1$2,976,002-51%1,983-32$1,501$18,288,7023New Line
7Scent of a Woman$2,935,402-8%1,2080$2,430$41,720,6609Universal
8Untamed Heart$2,761,192-33%1,1230$2,459$6,886,7482MGM
9A Few Good Men$2,329,557-29%1,324-28$1,759$126,908,25511Columbia
10The Temp$1,500,015-48%1,4380$1,043$4,377,7592Paramount