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, Nov. 9 - Sun, Nov. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters, Inc.$45,550,753-27%3,26932$13,934$122,150,3862Disney
2Shallow Hal$22,517,869--2,770--$8,129$22,517,8691Fox
3The One (2001)$9,102,150-52%2,8940$3,145$31,914,0232Sony / Columbia
4Domestic Disturbance$8,640,422-38%2,9100$2,969$22,673,5342Paramount
5Heist$7,823,521--1,891--$4,137$7,823,5211Warner Bros.
6K-PAX$6,388,715-37%2,58136$2,475$40,446,6073Universal
7Thirteen Ghosts$4,445,351-44%2,351-430$1,891$27,486,2163Warner Bros.
8Life as a House$3,818,623553%1,2881200$2,965$4,697,3943New Line
9Riding in Cars with Boys$2,105,466-48%2,182-372$965$22,577,8624Sony / Columbia
10Training Day$2,023,429-34%1,407-398$1,438$55,476,2516Warner Bros.