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. 18 - Sun, Jun. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jurassic Park$38,456,340-18%2,43733$15,780$120,172,4322Universal
2Last Action Hero$15,338,653--2,306--$6,652$15,338,6531Columbia
3Cliffhanger$5,671,183-26%2,395-36$2,368$58,655,0624TriStar
4Made in America (1993)$3,505,577-26%2,0480$1,712$27,528,3224Warner Bros.
5Guilty as Sin$2,712,151-26%1,248-52$2,173$12,078,0133Disney
6Dave$2,535,591-16%1,600-205$1,585$43,026,7947Warner Bros.
7Once Upon a Forest$2,206,251--1,487--$1,484$2,206,2511Fox
8Life with Mikey$1,350,499-36%1,522-197$887$7,060,7943Disney
9Hot Shots! Part Deux$1,133,669-46%1,275-502$889$26,125,2855Fox
10Sliver$1,066,834-48%1,027-776$1,039$26,158,9935Paramount