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, Sep. 6 - Sun, Sep. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1SwimFan$11,326,962--2,856--$3,966$11,326,9621Fox
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$10,372,316-7%1,69576$6,119$82,386,47521IFC Films
3City by the Sea$8,935,661--2,575--$3,470$8,935,6611Warner Bros.
4Signs$7,852,956-42%3,232-205$2,430$205,697,2496Disney
5XXX$5,206,720-60%3,088-448$1,686$130,709,6235Sony / Columbia
6Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$3,020,007-51%2,821-429$1,071$73,896,1945Miramax / Dimension
7Austin Powers in Goldmember$2,721,316-51%2,102-404$1,295$206,599,7257New Line
8fear dot com$2,351,999-67%2,5500$922$10,543,9042Warner Bros.
9Spider-Man / Men in Black II$2,111,824--2,078--$1,016$2,111,8241Sony / Columbia
10Blue Crush$1,879,100-66%2,009-811$935$37,294,8734Universal