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, May. 30 - Sun, Jun. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lost World: Jurassic Park$34,116,694-53%3,2821$10,395$141,543,4182Universal
2Addicted to Love$6,236,377-46%2,01912$3,089$17,682,4752Warner Bros.
3Gone Fishin'$5,784,123--1,841--$3,142$5,784,1231Disney
4Trial and Error$4,903,529--2,298--$2,134$4,903,5291New Line
5The Fifth Element$4,033,301-37%2,5000$1,613$51,508,0664Sony / Columbia
6Breakdown$3,203,522-41%2,3480$1,364$34,491,2405Paramount
7Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery$3,175,504-44%2,118-69$1,499$31,270,9765New Line
8Liar Liar$1,617,887-47%1,320-324$1,226$166,718,85611Universal
9Father's Day$1,604,640-66%2,151-353$746$21,204,6834Warner Bros.
10Volcano$909,500-61%1,003-733$907$34,990,7726Fox