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, Aug. 10 - Sun, Aug. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Pie 2$45,116,870--3,063--$14,730$45,116,8701Universal
2Rush Hour 2$33,117,312-51%3,1180$10,621$132,988,5122New Line
3The Princess Diaries$14,216,447-38%2,706169$5,254$52,094,8702Disney
4The Others$14,089,952--1,678--$8,397$14,089,9521Miramax
5Planet of the Apes (2001)$13,302,881-52%3,401-129$3,911$148,717,7773Fox
6Jurassic Park III$7,524,036-39%3,175-287$2,370$160,397,1384Universal
7Osmosis Jones$5,271,248--2,305--$2,287$5,271,2481Warner Bros.
8America's Sweethearts$4,405,836-45%2,686-325$1,640$83,230,7654Sony / Columbia
9Legally Blonde$3,774,114-35%2,031-505$1,858$50,111,9135MGM
10Original Sin$3,075,072-52%2,1940$1,402$9,477,8132MGM