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, Oct. 27 - Sun, Oct. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Shorty$10,202,007-20%2,007395$5,083$22,902,0142MGM
2Powder$7,146,973--1,592--$4,489$7,146,9731Disney
3Vampire in Brooklyn$7,045,379--2,307--$3,054$7,045,3791Paramount
4Copycat$5,170,522--1,390--$3,720$5,170,5221Warner Bros.
5Now and Then$4,462,819-40%1,713141$2,605$11,902,9922New Line
6Seven$4,034,511-43%2,252-276$1,792$56,551,7346New Line
7Three Wishes$2,601,093--1,535--$1,695$2,601,0931Savoy
8How to Make an American Quilt$1,584,465-40%1,447-85$1,095$14,366,6854Universal
9Assassins$1,474,291-57%1,892331$779$20,243,6664Warner Bros.
10Never Talk to Strangers$1,204,309-59%1,5100$798$4,107,7662Sony / TriStar