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, Dec. 12 - Sun, Dec. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scream 2$32,926,342--2,663--$12,364$32,926,3421Miramax / Dimension
2Flubber$6,779,130-40%2,67926$2,530$53,964,6443Disney
3For Richer or Poorer$6,015,970--1,904--$3,160$6,015,9701Universal
4Home Alone 3$5,085,482--2,147--$2,369$5,085,4821Fox
5The Rainmaker (1997)$3,330,234-41%2,3690$1,406$30,228,1964Paramount
6Alien Resurrection$3,259,415-51%2,326-123$1,401$35,708,4553Fox
7Anastasia$3,031,625-40%2,250-246$1,347$34,188,5984Fox
8The Jackal$2,443,465-39%2,062-247$1,185$38,203,7455Universal
9Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil$1,646,217-44%1,31250$1,255$15,153,6194Warner Bros.
10Mortal Kombat: Annihilation$1,166,557-55%1,756-384$664$27,336,8904New Line