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. 21 - Sun, Nov. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mortal Kombat: Annihilation$16,771,694--2,140--$7,837$16,771,6941New Line
2Anastasia$14,104,93311601%2,1402139$6,591$14,225,4741Fox
3The Rainmaker (1997)$10,626,507--2,317--$4,586$10,626,5071Paramount
4The Jackal$9,024,095-40%2,2018$4,100$24,188,6902Universal
5The Little Mermaid (1997 re-issue)$5,687,421-42%2,0573$2,765$15,501,9412Buena Vista
6Starship Troopers$4,707,339-53%2,822-149$1,668$46,266,9933Sony / TriStar
7Bean$4,288,079-46%1,991-24$2,154$29,882,5996Gramercy
8The Man Who Knew Too Little$2,938,348-36%2,0393$1,441$7,543,1672Warner Bros.
9I Know What You Did Last Summer$2,582,086-36%1,860-570$1,388$50,888,0916Sony / Columbia
10The Devil's Advocate$2,240,478-36%1,763-253$1,271$53,713,3166Warner Bros.