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, Nov. 20 - Sun, Nov. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Rugrats Movie$27,321,470--2,782--$9,821$27,321,4701Paramount
2Enemy of the State$20,038,573--2,393--$8,374$20,038,5731Disney
3The Waterboy$15,707,537-36%2,68914$5,841$79,553,3473Disney
4Meet Joe Black$7,871,985-48%2,5118$3,135$22,889,9802Universal
5I Still Know What You Did Last Summer$7,018,385-58%2,4430$2,873$23,538,4232Sony / Columbia
6The Siege$3,577,517-56%2,438-144$1,467$25,610,5073Fox
7I'll Be Home for Christmas$2,416,847-38%1,77617$1,361$6,315,1402Disney
8Antz$2,326,528-42%2,002-349$1,162$84,180,5458DreamWorks
9Pleasantville$2,246,978-39%1,715-58$1,310$27,250,5215New Line
10The Wizard of Oz (1998 re-issue)$1,404,455-57%1,705-177$824$10,028,3963Warner Bros.