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, Aug. 30 - Sun, Sep. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Crow: City of Angels$8,273,728--2,423--$3,415$8,273,7281Miramax / Dimension
2Tin Cup$7,216,198-16%2,10218$3,433$25,955,7733Warner Bros.
3A Time to Kill$7,088,00515%2,132-50$3,325$60,195,0376Warner Bros.
4The Island of Dr. Moreau$6,460,769-29%2,0394$3,169$15,562,7562New Line
5First Kid$6,447,462--1,878--$3,433$6,447,4621Disney
6Jack$5,868,6241%2,222-10$2,641$31,469,8434Disney
7A Very Brady Sequel$4,912,023-30%2,1470$2,288$11,964,0682Paramount
8Independence Day$4,367,440-8%2,195-189$1,990$280,770,6219Fox
9The Fan (1996)$2,506,322-24%1,521-495$1,648$12,089,7683Sony / TriStar
10Alaska$1,678,412-12%1,252-314$1,341$6,495,9593Sony / Columbia