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, Aug. 20 - Sun, Aug. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$23,950,008-7%2,688293$8,910$107,054,2583Disney
2Bowfinger$10,609,616-41%2,71711$3,905$35,802,4722Universal
3Mickey Blue Eyes$10,178,289--2,573--$3,956$10,178,2891Warner Bros.
4Runaway Bride$9,264,333-33%3,24028$2,859$113,464,9324Paramount
5The Blair Witch Project$7,265,546-50%2,538126$2,863$78,811,5354Artisan
6The Thomas Crown Affair$7,007,321-30%2,4270$2,887$41,897,8443MGM
7Universal Soldier: The Return$4,605,167--1,639--$2,810$4,605,1671Sony / Columbia
8Inspector Gadget$4,316,854-29%2,144-447$2,013$82,506,9935Disney
9Deep Blue Sea$3,980,464-40%2,246-464$1,772$40,944,8064Warner Bros.
10Teaching Mrs. Tingle$3,326,870--1,710--$1,946$3,326,8701Miramax / Dimension