'No Good Deed' Easily Maintains First Place on Wednesday with $1.18 MillionSeptember 18, 2014 07:05 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Sony reports that No Good Deed took in $1.18 million on Wednesday, off 35 percent rfom the day prior. That gives the thriller a 6-day haul of $28.9 million, an impressive start for the pic which is running 7 percent ahead of the pace of Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 37 percent ahead of The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy posted another $0.59 million yesterday for a 19.5 percent drop from last Wednesday. The Disney/Marvel blockbuster continues to show aggressive staying power in the post-summer market as its domestic tally has now reached $307.9 million. The film is running 3 percent ahead of the pace of the original Iron Man.

Warner Bros.' Dolphin Tale 2 grabbed $0.51 million yesterday as it was off 28 percent from Tuesday. The family-driven sequel has earned $17.6 million in its first six days, 18.5 percent less than its 2011 predecessor.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop continues to impress in limited release. The Tom Hardy/James Gandolfini thriller added $0.37 million from 809 locations yesterday for a strong $453 per-theater average. With $5.35 million in the bank through six days of release, the film will expand into wider release starting this weekend.

Rounding out the top five, Let's Be Cops grossed $0.35 million for a 21 percent week-to-week drop. The comedy has certainly found its audience since opening in August, ringing up $74.2 million to-date.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 8 - Sun, Mar. 10

Wide (1000+)

1The Birdcage$18,275,828--1,950--$9,372$18,275,8281MGM/UA
2Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco$8,605,649--2,119--$4,061$8,605,6491Disney
3Up Close and Personal$8,012,357-28%1,628122$4,922$19,114,3122Disney
4Down Periscope$5,033,851-30%2,0264$2,485$12,264,9382Fox
5Hellraiser: Bloodline$4,505,036--1,465--$3,075$4,505,0361Miramax / Dimension
6Broken Arrow (1996)$4,231,906-30%1,929-348$2,194$34,250,4375Fox
7Rumble in the Bronx$3,514,071-48%1,79414$1,959$20,154,7013New Line
8Happy Gilmore$3,257,875-32%1,945-124$1,675$24,488,8704Universal
9Mr. Holland's Opus$3,043,631-28%1,564-65$1,946$52,243,93510Disney
10Muppet Treasure Island$2,713,594-43%1,829-239$1,484$24,142,2794Disney