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, Jul. 28 - Sun, Jul. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$42,517,781--3,242--$13,115$42,517,7811Universal
2What Lies Beneath$22,863,530-23%2,82512$8,093$69,353,1302DreamWorks
3X-Men$12,681,607-46%3,107-5$4,082$122,939,7673Fox
4Scary Movie$8,309,217-45%3,256-45$2,552$132,773,3624Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$7,517,689-22%3,093-110$2,431$158,059,3335Warner Bros.
6Pokemon: The Movie 2000$6,202,920-68%2,7520$2,254$33,059,4312Warner Bros.
7Disney's The Kid$5,211,183-22%2,328-15$2,238$52,161,3654Disney
8The Patriot$4,443,467-29%2,329-422$1,908$101,214,3865Sony / Columbia
9Thomas and the Magic Railroad$4,154,932--2,016--$2,061$6,517,8141Destination
10Chicken Run$3,439,300-25%2,114-463$1,627$56,593,1386DreamWorks