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. 26 - Sun, May. 28

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible II$57,845,902--3,653--$15,835$78,849,4961Paramount
2Dinosaur$25,037,914-36%3,30245$7,583$63,892,7652Disney
3Shanghai Noon$15,607,111--2,711--$5,757$15,607,1111Disney
4Gladiator (2000)$13,430,565-32%3,188147$4,213$123,361,3404DreamWorks
5Road Trip$10,906,933-30%2,631101$4,146$32,660,5192DreamWorks
6Frequency$3,616,767-17%1,803-399$2,006$28,420,8125New Line
7U-571$3,260,205-30%2,044-692$1,595$68,955,8626Universal
8Center Stage$2,673,584-18%1,5060$1,775$10,531,1823Sony / Columbia
9Where the Heart Is$1,949,029-30%1,368-779$1,425$22,128,1505Fox
10The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$1,699,795-33%1,491-1201$1,140$30,105,7055Universal