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, May. 14 - Sun, May. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Mummy (1999)$24,856,192-43%3,22616$7,705$80,581,6982Universal
2Entrapment$9,076,399-26%2,87924$3,153$41,548,7173Fox
3The Matrix$4,548,418-23%2,715-145$1,675$145,140,7667Warner Bros.
4A Midsummer Night's Dream$4,285,620--1,080--$3,968$4,285,6201Fox Searchlight
5Life$2,864,520-21%2,247-191$1,275$44,663,2755Universal
6Never Been Kissed$2,499,653-17%2,274-130$1,099$35,839,7466Fox
7Analyze This$921,133-47%1,588-407$580$77,520,09911Warner Bros.
810 Things I Hate About You$911,194-19%1,386-326$657$23,684,3538Disney
9The Out-of-Towners$581,578-25%1,186-120$490$20,830,5317Paramount
10Idle Hands$333,115-53%1,074-537$310$2,841,9743Sony / Columbia