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. 19 - Sun, Aug. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Forrest Gump$11,248,160-20%2,23026$5,044$136,345,6797Paramount
2Clear and Present Danger$11,044,450-31%2,4330$4,539$47,357,5383Paramount
3The Mask$7,606,131-24%2,51654$3,023$56,006,9864New Line
4Color of Night$6,610,488--1,740--$3,799$6,610,4881Disney
5True Lies$5,218,303-26%1,860-296$2,806$81,724,8956Fox
6The Little Rascals$4,682,610-37%1,9272$2,430$22,121,9253Universal
7The Client$4,412,259-27%2,210-91$1,996$47,346,0395Warner Bros.
8The Lion King$4,336,530-28%1,783-438$2,432$125,160,0289Disney
9In the Army Now$4,177,484-34%1,4528$2,877$10,544,6782Disney
10Andre$4,020,760--1,469--$2,737$4,020,7601Paramount