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, Jun. 8 - Sun, Jun. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Swordfish$18,145,632--2,678--$6,776$18,145,6321Warner Bros.
2Shrek$16,519,471-41%3,71554$4,447$176,069,4694DreamWorks
3Pearl Harbor$14,721,419-50%3,25541$4,523$143,989,2503Disney
4Evolution$13,409,168--2,611--$5,136$13,409,1681DreamWorks
5The Animal$9,607,627-51%2,7880$3,446$16,039,1982Sony / Columbia
6Moulin Rouge!$7,648,444-44%2,2834$3,350$27,569,6762Fox
7What's the Worst That Could Happen?$5,476,007-58%2,6750$2,047$9,349,0272MGM
8The Mummy Returns$4,700,506-39%2,540-666$1,851$188,748,6486Universal
9A Knight's Tale$1,702,336-50%1,850-591$920$15,065,1415Sony / Columbia
10Angel Eyes$547,553-71%1,003-1004$546$6,978,9344Warner Bros.