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. 23 - Sun, Feb. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rumble in the Bronx$9,858,380--1,736--$5,679$9,858,3801New Line
2Broken Arrow (1996)$8,394,896-28%2,372-20$3,539$23,978,4063Fox
3Muppet Treasure Island$6,525,578-35%2,08919$3,124$16,638,4112Disney
4Happy Gilmore$6,307,875-38%2,05230$3,074$16,419,8802Universal
5Mr. Holland's Opus$5,055,814-32%1,599-30$3,162$44,994,8868Disney
6City Hall$4,363,923-46%1,8150$2,404$13,830,7852Sony / Columbia
7Before and After$4,023,815--1,313--$3,065$4,023,8151Disney
8Mary Reilly$2,812,620--1,470--$1,913$2,812,6201Sony / TriStar
9Mr. Wrong$2,784,853-53%1,4870$1,873$8,670,9602Disney
10Sense and Sensibility$2,204,679-39%1,0540$2,092$23,380,96311Sony / Columbia