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. 26 - Sun, Jun. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Doctor Dolittle (1998)$29,014,324--2,777--$10,448$29,014,3241Fox
2Mulan$17,017,845-25%2,92133$5,826$39,762,9882Disney
3The X-Files$13,282,108-56%2,65021$5,012$54,886,4042Fox
4Out of Sight$12,020,435--2,106--$5,708$12,020,4351Universal
5The Truman Show$8,505,589-32%2,9110$2,922$72,476,9994Paramount
6Six Days, Seven Nights$7,579,671-29%2,60627$2,909$34,767,5173Disney
7A Perfect Murder$5,273,527-29%2,438-317$2,163$40,549,0354Warner Bros.
8Hope Floats$2,435,158-25%1,459-417$1,669$33,757,6955Fox
9Can't Hardly Wait$2,138,505-44%1,901-86$1,125$13,988,3823Sony / Columbia
10The Horse Whisperer$1,885,386-27%1,419-433$1,329$34,681,9527Disney