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, Sep. 25 - Sun, Sep. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rush Hour$21,202,929-36%2,6435$8,022$54,204,7322New Line
2Ronin$12,697,641--2,487--$5,106$12,697,6411MGM
3Urban Legend$10,515,444--2,257--$4,659$10,515,4441Sony / TriStar
4One True Thing$4,438,980-33%1,62636$2,730$11,045,4352Universal
5There's Something About Mary$4,430,566-21%2,471-67$1,793$94,892,98611Fox
6Saving Private Ryan$2,511,665-26%2,203-308$1,140$181,829,41910DreamWorks
7Rounders$2,364,717-50%2,188-3$1,081$15,555,0403Miramax
8Blade$2,009,627-38%2,232-143$900$40,693,6106New Line
9Ever After: A Cinderella Story$1,315,700-26%1,627-217$809$40,313,0319Fox
10Armageddon$951,613-24%1,128-131$844$134,187,60013Disney