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, Jan. 14 - Sun, Jan. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Philadelphia$12,000,0008410%1,2451241$9,639$12,438,3274TriStar
2Mrs. Doubtfire$8,300,000-28%2,3549$3,526$107,060,9058Fox
3Grumpy Old Men$6,771,7126%1,606167$4,217$24,549,1424Warner Bros.
4The Pelican Brief$5,798,756-32%1,934-88$2,998$55,486,8175Warner Bros.
5Iron Will$5,313,406--1,901--$2,795$5,313,4061Disney
6Tombstone$4,629,621-27%1,849-106$2,504$26,165,8154Disney
7The Air Up There$4,597,976-12%1,721214$2,672$9,838,8352Disney
8Beethoven's 2nd$3,459,445-3%1,820-212$1,901$24,855,5205Universal
9Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit$2,240,959-42%1,568-434$1,429$32,445,6986Disney
10Wayne's World 2$1,204,261-44%1,000-703$1,204$30,757,6846Paramount