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. 9 - Sun, Feb. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Broken Arrow (1996)$15,583,510--2,388--$6,526$15,583,5101Fox
2Mr. Holland's Opus$6,755,438-17%1,6594$4,072$32,460,9175Disney
3Black Sheep (1996)$6,484,917-39%2,09247$3,100$17,078,5262Paramount
4The Juror$4,418,710-47%2,2050$2,004$12,829,8882Sony / Columbia
5Leaving Las Vegas$3,253,158101%1,310970$2,483$10,000,71414MGM/UA
6Bed of Roses$2,696,006-32%1,533-42$1,759$12,752,8873New Line
7White Squall$2,353,857-40%1,5240$1,545$6,262,3712Disney
812 Monkeys$1,706,465-42%1,434-178$1,190$28,792,6766Universal
9Jumanji$1,431,678-37%1,300-230$1,101$36,704,1939Sony / TriStar
10Grumpier Old Men$1,337,190-36%1,507-160$887$27,021,6608Warner Bros.