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. 24 - Sun, Jun. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lion King$40,888,1942477%2,5522550$16,022$42,474,9471Disney
2Speed$12,426,413-4%2,103-66$5,909$39,822,6413Fox
3Wolf$12,104,579-32%2,1170$5,718$30,015,9452Columbia
4Wyatt Earp$7,543,504--1,859--$4,058$7,543,5041Warner Bros.
5The Flintstones$6,109,419-22%2,368-219$2,580$104,870,6145Universal
6City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold$4,612,768-35%2,2430$2,057$23,235,0313Columbia
7Maverick$3,635,856-25%2,056-267$1,768$46,098,6166Warner Bros.
8Getting Even With Dad$3,136,046-44%1,9550$1,604$8,715,5262MGM
9Renaissance Man$1,927,988-32%1,308-384$1,474$14,555,0354Disney
10The Cowboy Way$1,319,410-27%1,043-572$1,265$10,999,6854Universal