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, Oct. 22 - Sun, Oct. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Man$9,031,660--1,346--$6,710$9,031,6601Universal
2Double Jeopardy$7,622,515-25%3,00266$2,539$90,693,4575Paramount
3Fight Club$6,335,870-43%1,9663$3,223$21,943,2582Fox
4Bringing Out the Dead$6,193,052--1,936--$3,199$6,193,0521Paramount
5The Story of Us$5,361,125-45%2,1662$2,475$17,772,9202Universal
6American Beauty$5,180,253-22%1,459109$3,551$48,453,5076DreamWorks
7Bats$4,717,902--2,540--$1,857$4,717,9021Destination
8Three to Tango$4,406,135--2,234--$1,972$4,406,1351Warner Bros.
9Three Kings$4,274,782-41%2,411-531$1,773$34,242,2404Warner Bros.
10The Sixth Sense$4,057,846-21%2,191-491$1,852$254,432,89112Disney