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, Dec. 18 - Sun, Dec. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1You've Got Mail$18,426,749--2,691--$6,848$18,426,7491Warner Bros.
2The Prince of Egypt$14,524,684--3,118--$4,658$14,524,6841DreamWorks
3A Bug's Life$9,988,693-11%2,77325$3,602$96,346,5444Disney
4Star Trek: Insurrection$8,310,203-62%2,64929$3,137$30,363,0392Paramount
5Jack Frost$5,106,442-28%2,1520$2,373$12,210,5672Warner Bros.
6Enemy of the State$4,786,789-28%2,237-280$2,140$59,265,5435Disney
7The Waterboy$3,140,587-29%2,242-368$1,401$107,239,4047Disney
8The Rugrats Movie$2,859,389-37%2,616-90$1,093$63,356,8395Paramount
9Psycho (1998)$1,928,920-49%2,325-164$830$15,731,6053Universal
10Meet Joe Black$683,240-59%1,102-770$620$33,457,7506Universal