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. 19 - Sun, Jul. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Road to Perdition$15,412,486-30%2,159362$7,139$47,304,7332DreamWorks
2Stuart Little 2$15,115,520--3,255--$4,644$15,115,5201Sony / Columbia
3Men in Black II$14,553,326-40%3,64130$3,997$158,127,5273Sony / Columbia
4K-19: The Widowmaker$12,778,590--2,828--$4,519$12,778,5901Paramount
5Reign of Fire$7,318,882-53%2,6290$2,784$29,247,4262Disney
6Mr. Deeds$7,311,962-33%2,823-416$2,590$107,629,1514Sony / Columbia
7Eight Legged Freaks$6,486,537--2,530--$2,564$9,080,6701Warner Bros.
8Halloween: Resurrection$5,520,536-55%2,094140$2,636$21,962,5542Miramax / Dimension
9Lilo & Stitch$4,972,857-38%2,127-813$2,338$128,429,5365Disney
10The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course$4,667,895-51%2,5250$1,849$18,732,6352MGM