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, Feb. 10 - Sun, Feb. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Billy Madison$6,639,080--1,834--$3,620$6,639,0801Universal
2The Quick and the Dead$6,515,861--2,158--$3,019$6,515,8611Sony / TriStar
3Legends of the Fall$4,462,390-13%2,0380$2,190$27,144,3008Sony / TriStar
4Boys on the Side$4,332,880-10%1,444122$3,001$9,141,7532Warner Bros.
5Dumb and Dumber$2,540,008-24%1,779-231$1,428$51,098,6069New Line
6Nobody's Fool$2,369,790-21%1,0070$2,353$22,402,1738Paramount
7In the Mouth of Madness$2,032,687-41%1,53121$1,328$5,474,4942New Line
8Murder in the First$1,464,223-34%1,041-261$1,407$11,609,8704Warner Bros.
9The Jerky Boys$1,416,530-68%1,5130$936$5,808,9332Disney
10Highlander 3: The Final Dimension$1,370,977-51%1,483-111$924$9,708,6083Miramax / Dimension