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. 2 - Sun, Feb. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Sheep (1996)$10,593,609--2,045--$5,180$10,593,6091Paramount
2The Juror$8,411,178--2,205--$3,815$8,411,1781Sony / Columbia
3Mr. Holland's Opus$8,136,597-2%1,65536$4,916$25,705,4794Disney
4Bed of Roses$3,939,323-36%1,57530$2,501$10,056,8812New Line
5White Squall$3,908,514--1,524--$2,565$3,908,5141Disney
612 Monkeys$2,925,795-26%1,612-17$1,815$27,086,2115Universal
7From Dusk Till Dawn$2,478,318-49%1,664-343$1,489$17,571,0443Miramax
8Jumanji$2,278,067-27%1,530-241$1,489$35,272,5158Sony / TriStar
9Eye for an Eye$2,206,217-37%1,422-258$1,551$19,105,7954Paramount
10Grumpier Old Men$2,103,497-29%1,667-135$1,262$25,684,4707Warner Bros.