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, Jun. 5 - Sun, Jun. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Truman Show$31,542,121--2,315--$13,625$31,542,1211Paramount
2A Perfect Murder$16,615,704--2,845--$5,840$16,615,7041Warner Bros.
3Godzilla (1998)$9,712,559-46%3,3100$2,934$114,015,5873Sony / TriStar
4Hope Floats$8,551,526-40%2,40437$3,557$22,761,9902Fox
5Deep Impact$6,656,613-34%3,2800$2,029$121,963,1865Paramount
6The Horse Whisperer$5,248,338-28%2,362173$2,222$26,271,9164Disney
7Bulworth$2,185,744-55%1,794-257$1,218$17,671,1444Fox
8Titanic$1,647,439-8%1,219-343$1,351$581,876,22325Paramount
9Quest for Camelot$1,303,646-45%1,562-887$835$16,011,1044Warner Bros.
10Almost Heroes$956,810-66%2,041-7$469$3,794,7382Warner Bros.