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. 20 - Sun, Aug. 22

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fugitive (1993)$18,148,331-19%2,38824$7,600$64,345,4633Warner Bros.
2Hard Target$10,106,500--1,972--$5,125$10,106,5001Universal
3The Secret Garden$4,291,916-7%1,33213$3,222$8,917,4992Warner Bros.
4Rising Sun$4,038,469-34%1,677-45$2,408$34,427,5214Fox
5Jurassic Park$3,760,034-13%1,653-139$2,275$306,105,70711Universal
6In the Line of Fire$3,419,491-23%1,683-125$2,032$89,642,8727Columbia
7Free Willy$3,090,048-23%1,715-105$1,802$36,112,0356Warner Bros.
8Heart and Souls$2,803,655-35%1,30126$2,155$7,125,9052Universal
9The Firm$2,602,524-24%1,358-243$1,916$59,034,0798Paramount
10Sleepless in Seattle$2,560,778-17%1,394-63$1,837$54,699,3709TriStar