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, Nov. 7 - Sun, Nov. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Starship Troopers$22,058,456--2,971--$7,425$22,058,4561Sony / TriStar
2Bean$12,733,8271113%1,9481703$6,537$17,656,2074Gramercy
3I Know What You Did Last Summer$6,511,020-31%2,5240$2,580$44,243,8424Sony / Columbia
4The Devil's Advocate$5,078,067-31%2,207-197$2,301$44,982,2704Warner Bros.
5Red Corner$4,905,133-34%2,507263$1,957$12,308,4952MGM
6Mad City$4,649,742--2,194--$2,119$4,649,7421Warner Bros.
7Kiss the Girls$2,516,381-28%2,011-343$1,251$42,478,1366Paramount
8Fairy Tale: A True Story$2,139,792-26%1,2868$1,664$8,557,4533Paramount
9Seven Years in Tibet$2,003,129-39%1,562-541$1,282$26,430,2495Sony / TriStar
10Switchback$1,409,611-48%1,1280$1,250$4,114,1792Paramount