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, Jun. 25 - Sun, Jun. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Daddy$41,536,370--3,027--$13,722$41,536,3701Sony / Columbia
2Tarzan (1999)$24,055,796-30%3,04944$7,890$58,417,4272Disney
3Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me$18,338,740-42%3,3140$5,534$134,494,7333New Line
4The General's Daughter$15,178,374-32%2,8582$5,311$37,510,4272Paramount
5Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$14,112,712-25%3,126107$4,515$351,672,6586Fox
6Notting Hill$5,527,208-20%2,559-227$2,160$89,508,2375Universal
7The Mummy (1999)$2,171,837-32%1,826-506$1,189$146,034,9618Universal
8Instinct$1,942,612-40%1,814-315$1,071$22,373,9404Disney
9The Matrix$1,011,741-23%1,139-226$888$165,688,13313Warner Bros.
10Entrapment$826,601-39%1,062-402$778$63,789,6409Fox