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, Mar. 22 - Sun, Mar. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blade II$32,528,016--2,707--$12,016$32,528,0161New Line
2Ice Age$30,056,848-35%3,34529$8,986$87,292,3362Fox
3E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$14,224,141--3,007--$4,730$14,224,1411Universal
4Showtime$8,145,169-46%2,9170$2,792$26,803,5832Warner Bros.
5Resident Evil$6,704,518-62%2,5280$2,652$28,934,3872Sony / Screen Gems
6We Were Soldiers$5,728,150-33%2,859-284$2,004$60,738,5684Paramount
7The Time Machine$5,324,460-51%2,809-149$1,896$48,160,2593DreamWorks
8Sorority Boys$4,126,371--1,801--$2,291$4,126,3711Disney
940 Days and 40 Nights$2,719,233-38%1,831-481$1,485$34,135,8504Miramax
10All About the Benjamins$2,257,026-55%1,123-396$2,010$21,301,3153New Line