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, Feb. 20 - Sun, Feb. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$21,035,037-36%3,0064$6,998$402,558,02810Paramount
2The Wedding Singer$12,228,970-35%2,83716$4,311$15,281,0172New Line
3Sphere$7,684,122-47%2,8140$2,731$9,836,9302Warner Bros.
4Good Will Hunting$6,471,601-30%2,18513$2,962$56,466,68412Miramax
5Senseless$5,337,651--1,843--$2,896$5,337,6511Miramax / Dimension
6As Good as It Gets$4,608,467-28%1,83736$2,509$107,508,2259Sony / TriStar
7The Borrowers$4,011,304-34%1,59358$2,518$10,086,3832PolyGram
8Palmetto$2,876,753--1,505--$1,911$2,876,7531Sony / Columbia
9The Replacement Killers$1,657,600-65%1,500-436$1,105$17,228,1443Sony / Columbia
10Wag the Dog$1,607,788-38%1,031-71$1,559$32,281,9609New Line