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. 19 - Sun, May. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dinosaur$38,854,851--3,257--$11,930$38,854,8511Disney
2Gladiator (2000)$19,748,829-20%3,04198$6,494$103,139,1123DreamWorks
3Road Trip$15,484,814--2,530--$6,120$15,484,8141DreamWorks
4U-571$4,636,643-19%2,736-84$1,695$64,400,4415Universal
5Frequency$4,339,196-12%2,202-268$1,971$24,804,0454New Line
6Battlefield Earth$3,924,921-66%3,3070$1,187$15,473,8192Warner Bros.
7Center Stage$3,252,977-29%1,5060$2,160$7,857,5982Sony / Columbia
8Where the Heart Is$2,771,369-31%2,147-264$1,291$20,179,1214Fox
9The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$2,544,003-45%2,692-433$945$27,833,9394Universal
10Screwed$1,727,302-48%1,7612$981$6,017,9512Universal