'No Good Deed' Easily Maintains First Place on Wednesday with $1.18 MillionSeptember 18, 2014 07:05 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Sony reports that No Good Deed took in $1.18 million on Wednesday, off 35 percent rfom the day prior. That gives the thriller a 6-day haul of $28.9 million, an impressive start for the pic which is running 7 percent ahead of the pace of Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 37 percent ahead of The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy posted another $0.59 million yesterday for a 19.5 percent drop from last Wednesday. The Disney/Marvel blockbuster continues to show aggressive staying power in the post-summer market as its domestic tally has now reached $307.9 million. The film is running 3 percent ahead of the pace of the original Iron Man.

Warner Bros.' Dolphin Tale 2 grabbed $0.51 million yesterday as it was off 28 percent from Tuesday. The family-driven sequel has earned $17.6 million in its first six days, 18.5 percent less than its 2011 predecessor.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop continues to impress in limited release. The Tom Hardy/James Gandolfini thriller added $0.37 million from 809 locations yesterday for a strong $453 per-theater average. With $5.35 million in the bank through six days of release, the film will expand into wider release starting this weekend.

Rounding out the top five, Let's Be Cops grossed $0.35 million for a 21 percent week-to-week drop. The comedy has certainly found its audience since opening in August, ringing up $74.2 million to-date.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Nov. 29 - Sun, Dec. 1

Wide (1000+)

1Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$32,117,796-24%3,6820$8,723$200,160,1443Warner Bros.
2Die Another Day$31,009,294-34%3,32410$9,329$101,378,9152MGM
3The Santa Clause 2$12,132,38419%2,526-725$4,803$113,587,8415Disney
4Treasure Planet$12,085,164--3,227--$3,745$16,601,6991Disney
5Eight Crazy Nights$9,434,541--2,503--$3,769$14,044,7641Sony / Columbia
6Friday After Next$7,363,181-43%1,6215$4,542$25,141,1162New Line
88 Mile$5,758,552-33%2,498-87$2,305$107,395,6124Universal
9The Ring$5,262,052-30%1,912-716$2,752$119,786,9287DreamWorks
10Wes Craven Presents: They$5,144,090--1,615--$3,185$7,520,5411Miramax / Dimension