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, Aug. 6 - Sun, Aug. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fugitive (1993)$23,758,855--2,340--$10,153$23,758,8551Warner Bros.
2Rising Sun$9,062,616-40%1,675165$5,411$24,258,5572Fox
3In the Line of Fire$5,809,774-27%1,925-204$3,018$77,350,9265Columbia
4Free Willy$5,440,156-23%1,847-90$2,945$29,013,9814Warner Bros.
5Jurassic Park$5,117,402-26%1,906-235$2,685$292,170,0439Universal
6The Firm$4,700,045-34%1,812-293$2,594$52,995,6956Paramount
7Robin Hood: Men in Tights$4,464,507-35%1,402139$3,184$11,306,3372Fox
8Sleepless in Seattle$3,652,362-25%1,408-50$2,594$49,071,6077TriStar
9The Meteor Man$2,643,091--1,060--$2,493$2,643,0911MGM
10Poetic Justice$2,102,095-58%1,170-115$1,797$18,851,7763Columbia