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, Jan. 1 - Sun, Jan. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Patch Adams$19,050,338-25%2,75240$6,922$65,494,7892Universal
2Stepmom$14,582,379-24%2,3580$6,184$50,019,3302Sony / TriStar
3You've Got Mail$14,176,243-22%2,77620$5,107$77,942,0413Warner Bros.
4The Prince of Egypt$11,244,173-26%3,202-16$3,512$66,351,7233DreamWorks
5A Bug's Life$8,830,878-13%2,55195$3,462$136,423,5726Disney
6Mighty Joe Young$8,119,749-23%2,54442$3,192$11,260,0362Disney
7The Faculty$7,485,668-36%2,3650$3,165$11,755,9172Miramax / Dimension
8Enemy of the State$4,788,756-10%1,53934$3,112$69,352,6767Disney
9Star Trek: Insurrection$4,748,716-35%2,516-161$1,887$42,415,9344Paramount
10Jack Frost$3,166,282-19%2,135-7$1,483$19,279,8704Warner Bros.