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, Jul. 28 - Sun, Jul. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Waterworld$21,171,780--2,268--$9,335$21,171,7801Universal
2The Net$10,037,745--1,906--$5,266$10,037,7451Sony / Columbia
3Apollo 13$9,225,169-26%2,3471$3,931$127,008,1035Universal
4Clueless$7,020,878-34%1,922269$3,653$17,633,3212Paramount
5Nine Months$6,522,152-34%1,79545$3,634$28,868,1173Fox
6Operation Dumbo Drop$6,392,155--2,145--$2,980$6,392,1551Disney
7Under Siege 2: Dark Territory$4,835,466-47%2,1500$2,249$26,575,2573Warner Bros.
8Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home$4,626,595-34%2,301370$2,011$11,666,2032Warner Bros.
9Pocahontas$3,655,759-36%1,693-768$2,159$76,411,3066Disney
10Species$3,506,661-51%1,942-368$1,806$37,856,9594MGM/UA