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. 16 - Sun, Feb. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Broken Arrow (1996)$11,704,778-25%2,3924$4,893$27,288,2882Fox
2Muppet Treasure Island$10,112,833--2,070--$4,885$10,112,8331Disney
3Happy Gilmore$10,112,005--2,022--$5,001$10,112,0051Universal
4City Hall$8,012,442--1,815--$4,415$8,012,4421Sony / Columbia
5Mr. Holland's Opus$7,478,15511%1,629-30$4,591$39,939,0727Disney
6Mr. Wrong$5,886,107--1,487--$3,958$5,886,1071Disney
7Black Sheep (1996)$4,822,918-26%2,0920$2,305$21,901,4443Paramount
8Leaving Las Vegas$3,625,47111%1,3100$2,768$13,626,18517MGM/UA
9Sense and Sensibility$3,615,09850%1,054102$3,430$21,176,28410Sony / Columbia
10The Juror$3,106,954-30%1,844-361$1,685$15,936,8423Sony / Columbia