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, May. 3 - Sun, May. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$114,843,788--3,615--$31,769$114,843,7881Sony / Columbia
2The Scorpion King$9,046,134-50%3,46617$2,610$74,261,0773Universal
3Changing Lanes$5,338,222-41%2,6420$2,021$52,092,4934Paramount
4Murder by Numbers$3,623,850-43%2,565-98$1,413$23,893,5413Warner Bros.
5Life or Something Like It$3,182,686-49%2,6071$1,221$10,922,7822Fox
6The Rookie (2002)$3,120,740-44%2,351-192$1,327$64,901,4996Disney
7Deuces Wild$2,704,682--1,480--$1,827$2,704,6821MGM
8Ice Age$2,369,162-53%2,137-457$1,109$169,030,6508Fox
9Jason X$2,303,345-65%1,8791$1,226$10,241,5892New Line
10Panic Room$2,088,101-50%1,827-636$1,143$93,411,9086Sony / Columbia