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, Dec. 1 - Sun, Dec. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story$20,164,997-31%2,4614$8,194$64,676,5752Disney
2GoldenEye$8,838,374-51%2,6670$3,314$53,154,3323MGM/UA
3Casino$6,120,345-38%1,6171$3,785$16,066,8253Universal
4Money Train$6,017,676-43%2,5220$2,386$16,625,9733Sony / Columbia
5Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls$5,724,015-58%2,7050$2,116$76,525,9074Warner Bros.
6The American President$5,308,173-45%1,5080$3,520$25,035,9533Sony / Columbia
7It Takes Two$2,031,838-61%1,5810$1,285$12,752,1673Warner Bros.
8Get Shorty$1,727,505-49%1,366-156$1,265$49,651,1267MGM
9Nick of Time$1,618,136-42%1,8490$875$4,399,7373Paramount
10Home for the Holidays$1,004,612-50%1,0000$1,005$12,308,7525Paramount