'No Good Deed' Easily Maintains First Place on Wednesday with $1.18 MillionSeptember 18, 2014 07:05 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Sony reports that No Good Deed took in $1.18 million on Wednesday, off 35 percent rfom the day prior. That gives the thriller a 6-day haul of $28.9 million, an impressive start for the pic which is running 7 percent ahead of the pace of Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 37 percent ahead of The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy posted another $0.59 million yesterday for a 19.5 percent drop from last Wednesday. The Disney/Marvel blockbuster continues to show aggressive staying power in the post-summer market as its domestic tally has now reached $307.9 million. The film is running 3 percent ahead of the pace of the original Iron Man.

Warner Bros.' Dolphin Tale 2 grabbed $0.51 million yesterday as it was off 28 percent from Tuesday. The family-driven sequel has earned $17.6 million in its first six days, 18.5 percent less than its 2011 predecessor.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop continues to impress in limited release. The Tom Hardy/James Gandolfini thriller added $0.37 million from 809 locations yesterday for a strong $453 per-theater average. With $5.35 million in the bank through six days of release, the film will expand into wider release starting this weekend.

Rounding out the top five, Let's Be Cops grossed $0.35 million for a 21 percent week-to-week drop. The comedy has certainly found its audience since opening in August, ringing up $74.2 million to-date.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 8 - Sun, Mar. 10

Wide (1000+)

1The Time Machine$22,610,749--2,944--$7,680$22,610,7491DreamWorks
2We Were Soldiers$14,208,525-30%3,1430$4,521$40,554,0602Paramount
3All About the Benjamins$10,007,291--1,505--$6,649$10,007,2911New Line
440 Days and 40 Nights$7,033,952-42%2,399174$2,932$22,782,1882Miramax
5John Q.$5,924,783-30%2,382-74$2,487$59,696,9444New Line
6Return to Never Land$4,459,469-35%2,498-120$1,785$41,497,8254Disney
8Big Fat Liar$3,483,819-30%2,074-158$1,680$43,307,2175Universal
9Crossroads (2002)$2,442,226-40%2,173-128$1,124$34,335,5424Paramount
10Queen of the Damned$2,355,897-60%2,206-305$1,068$27,948,3923Warner Bros.