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, Feb. 14 - Sun, Feb. 16

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Daredevil$40,310,418--3,471--$11,613$40,310,4181Fox
2How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$18,712,916-21%2,9230$6,402$47,418,8152Paramount
3Chicago$12,710,75218%2,268427$5,604$80,804,3098Miramax
4The Jungle Book 2$11,442,258--2,808--$4,075$11,442,2581Disney
5Shanghai Knights$11,035,874-44%2,7552$4,006$34,184,8142Disney
6The Recruit$7,278,557-21%2,336-40$3,116$39,408,8803Disney
7Final Destination 2$6,242,586-26%2,238-596$2,789$36,163,0713New Line
8Kangaroo Jack$5,035,455-18%2,535-313$1,986$58,958,7225Warner Bros.
9Deliver Us from Eva$4,011,722-40%1,1390$3,522$11,850,2562Focus
10The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$3,597,0772%1,422-258$2,530$325,450,2609New Line