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, Feb. 9 - Sun, Feb. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hannibal$58,003,121--3,230--$17,958$58,003,1211MGM
2The Wedding Planner$7,704,776-27%2,726-59$2,826$37,917,5153Sony / Columbia
3Saving Silverman$7,411,852--2,467--$3,004$7,411,8521Sony / Columbia
4Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$5,402,849-21%1,20441$4,487$60,330,46210Sony Pictures Classics
5Save the Last Dance$4,815,748-33%2,506-64$1,922$69,700,3085Paramount
6Valentine$3,826,454-62%2,3100$1,656$13,851,1022Warner Bros.
7Chocolat (2000)$3,071,948-16%1,148-25$2,676$19,763,8209Miramax
8Head Over Heels$2,611,384-46%2,36325$1,105$8,282,2952Universal
9Finding Forrester$2,506,165-41%1,586-397$1,580$24,181,1098Sony / Columbia
10What Women Want (2000)$2,114,223-35%1,542-390$1,371$172,883,4249Paramount