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, Jul. 12 - Sun, Jul. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$24,409,644-53%3,61154$6,760$132,688,8342Sony / Columbia
2Road to Perdition$22,078,656--1,797--$12,286$22,078,6561DreamWorks
3Reign of Fire$15,631,354--2,629--$5,946$15,631,3541Disney
4Halloween: Resurrection$12,292,121--1,954--$6,291$12,292,1211Miramax / Dimension
5Mr. Deeds$10,842,038-41%3,2398$3,347$93,974,8073Sony / Columbia
6The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course$9,537,123--2,525--$3,777$9,537,1231MGM
7Lilo & Stitch$8,024,436-37%2,940-282$2,729$118,409,2874Disney
8Like Mike$7,832,941-36%2,43626$3,215$32,722,6842Fox
9Minority Report$7,216,069-43%2,419-310$2,983$110,139,0644Fox
10The Bourne Identity$5,761,870-37%2,199-313$2,620$99,025,4755Universal