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. 26 - Sun, Dec. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$35,455,33224%2,71137$13,078$88,425,4682Paramount
2Tomorrow Never Dies$20,480,931-19%2,8070$7,296$45,623,9382MGM/UA
3As Good as It Gets$12,607,619--1,572--$8,020$16,165,8551Sony / TriStar
4MouseHunt$9,702,86060%2,19139$4,429$21,505,7382DreamWorks
5Jackie Brown$9,292,248--1,370--$6,783$12,888,4931Miramax
6Scream 2$9,085,992-35%2,67032$3,403$55,933,8993Miramax / Dimension
7An American Werewolf in Paris$7,600,878--1,728--$4,399$10,985,7311Disney
8Flubber$5,407,44526%2,008-604$2,693$63,649,3655Disney
9The Postman$5,260,324--2,207--$2,383$6,815,1381Warner Bros.
10Mr. Magoo$5,233,631--1,857--$2,818$6,471,5441Disney