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, Mar. 13 - Sun, Mar. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$17,578,5570%3,11613$5,641$471,440,28813Paramount
2The Man in the Iron Mask$17,271,450--3,101--$5,570$17,271,4501MGM / United Artists
3U.S. Marshals$11,355,259-33%2,8170$4,031$28,219,2472Warner Bros.
4Good Will Hunting$4,844,784-6%1,899-150$2,551$73,123,84315Miramax
5The Wedding Singer$4,666,969-25%2,550-276$1,830$34,866,7725New Line
6The Big Lebowski$3,497,794-37%1,23528$2,832$9,031,6382Gramercy
7Twilight (1998)$3,245,628-45%1,3532$2,399$9,112,0392Paramount
8Hush$3,228,841-44%1,9660$1,642$8,971,2722Sony / Columbia
9As Good as It Gets$3,051,834-5%1,710-78$1,785$121,405,68212Sony / TriStar
10Dark City$1,443,008-49%1,520-234$949$9,857,9023New Line