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, Sep. 6 - Sun, Sep. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bulletproof$6,014,400--2,240--$2,685$6,014,4001Universal
2Tin Cup$4,665,821-35%2,058-44$2,267$23,405,3964Warner Bros.
3First Kid$4,350,894-33%1,8780$2,317$4,350,8942Disney
4A Time to Kill$3,829,155-46%2,056-76$1,862$64,024,1927Warner Bros.
5The Spitfire Grill$3,403,750--1,047--$3,251$3,553,7993Sony / Columbia
6Jack$2,853,647-51%1,967-255$1,451$34,323,4905Disney
7Independence Day$2,849,143-35%1,852-343$1,538$285,624,56110Fox
8The Island of Dr. Moreau$2,825,944-56%2,020-19$1,399$18,388,7003New Line
9The Crow: City of Angels$2,727,976-67%2,405-18$1,134$4,239,3592Miramax / Dimension
10A Very Brady Sequel$2,291,226-53%2,038-109$1,124$14,255,2943Paramount