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, Sep. 29 - Sun, Oct. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Remember the Titans$20,905,831--1,865--$11,210$20,905,8311Disney
2The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen$7,205,523-12%1,150486$6,266$15,381,1892Warner Bros.
3Almost Famous$5,570,441-20%1,635442$3,407$14,811,5543DreamWorks
4Urban Legends: Final Cut$4,406,105-48%2,5390$1,735$12,911,6182Sony / Columbia
5Bring It On$3,008,222-30%2,4669$1,220$59,692,7276Universal
6The Watcher$2,280,991-38%2,636-141$865$26,011,8004Universal
7Nurse Betty$2,072,981-37%1,489-2$1,392$21,314,4804USA Films
8Bait$1,731,888-49%2,010-342$862$10,583,1533Warner Bros.
9What Lies Beneath$1,644,682-25%1,674-145$982$150,594,80011DreamWorks
10Space Cowboys$1,402,641-35%2,006-164$699$85,100,8339Warner Bros.