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, Mar. 29 - Sun, Mar. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Birdcage$10,106,414-24%2,2360$4,520$57,710,9524MGM/UA
2Sgt. Bilko$8,110,080--2,304--$3,520$8,110,0801Universal
3Executive Decision$6,914,769-29%2,2890$3,021$28,760,7743Warner Bros.
4Oliver & Company (1996 re-issue)$4,490,921--2,180--$2,060$4,490,9211Buena Vista
5Diabolique (1996)$3,450,764-38%1,8240$1,892$8,974,8192Warner Bros.
6A Family Thing$3,020,662--1,134--$2,664$3,020,6621MGM/UA
7Up Close and Personal$2,789,353-33%1,509-130$1,848$31,272,4925Disney
8All Dogs Go to Heaven 2$2,256,118--2,037--$1,108$2,256,1181MGM
9Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco$1,988,424-53%1,786-338$1,113$20,440,0874Disney
10Mr. Holland's Opus$1,284,122-35%1,186-305$1,083$57,730,28513Disney