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, Jan. 19 - Sun, Jan. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Save the Last Dance$15,366,047-34%2,539309$6,052$46,239,5232Paramount
2Cast Away$11,151,419-35%3,06113$3,643$123,373,9485Fox
3Snatch$8,005,163--1,444--$5,544$8,033,0953Sony / Screen Gems
4What Women Want (2000)$6,853,415-33%3,025-67$2,266$162,250,1426Paramount
5Finding Forrester$6,714,733-29%2,0020$3,354$12,648,7785Sony / Columbia
6Thirteen Days$6,037,680-38%2,0345$2,968$19,454,0292New Line
7Double Take (2001)$5,787,819-42%1,6310$3,549$5,787,8192Disney
8The Pledge$5,765,347--1,275--$4,522$5,765,3471Warner Bros.
9The Emperor's New Groove$3,894,810-50%2,016-221$1,932$38,668,7316Disney
10Antitrust$2,341,209-57%2,4330$962$7,827,4182MGM