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. 15 - Sun, Feb. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1John Q.$20,276,366--2,466--$8,222$20,276,3661New Line
2Crossroads (2002)$14,527,846--2,380--$6,104$14,527,8461Paramount
3Return to Never Land$11,888,591--2,605--$4,564$11,888,5911Disney
4Big Fat Liar$11,428,335-1%2,5343$4,510$24,920,4142Universal
5Hart's War$8,907,413--2,459--$3,622$8,907,4131MGM
6Collateral Damage$8,413,427-44%2,8240$2,979$27,882,6512Warner Bros.
7Super Troopers$7,149,203--1,780--$4,016$7,149,2031Fox Searchlight
8Snow Dogs$6,704,229-7%2,286-168$2,933$68,115,4545Disney
9The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$5,725,242-11%1,525-674$3,754$40,350,4444Disney
10Rollerball$3,946,661-56%2,7620$1,429$14,846,8392MGM