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, May. 28 - Sun, May. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cliffhanger$16,176,549--2,333--$6,934$16,176,5491TriStar
2Made in America (1993)$11,821,326--2,048--$5,772$11,821,3261Warner Bros.
3Dave$8,933,07513%1,9160$4,662$32,622,9064Warner Bros.
4Super Mario Bros.$8,532,623--2,081--$4,100$8,532,6231Disney
5Hot Shots! Part Deux$8,221,515-20%2,14018$3,842$18,472,1762Fox
6Sliver$7,351,018-39%2,0930$3,512$19,489,3012Paramount
7Indecent Proposal$3,293,3616%1,602-320$2,056$65,330,4188Paramount
8Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story$2,577,050-31%1,945-40$1,325$22,578,4004Universal
9Happily Ever After (1990)$1,756,050--1,018--$1,725$1,756,05011st National Film Group
10Lost in Yonkers$1,351,015-29%1,142-48$1,183$6,261,1363Columbia