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. 21 - Sun, Feb. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Daredevil$18,092,486-55%3,4743$5,208$69,473,5852Fox
2Old School$17,454,952--2,689--$6,491$17,454,9521DreamWorks
3How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$11,589,761-38%2,9230$3,965$64,619,6983Paramount
4The Jungle Book 2$8,709,838-24%2,8157$3,094$25,170,3252Disney
5Chicago$8,241,306-35%2,35587$3,499$94,086,5359Miramax
6The Life of David Gale$7,116,544--2,002--$3,555$7,116,5441Universal
7Shanghai Knights$6,508,453-41%2,526-229$2,577$44,508,0183Disney
8Gods and Generals$4,675,427--1,533--$3,050$4,675,4271Warner Bros.
9Dark Blue$3,880,965--2,176--$1,784$3,880,9651MGM / United Artists
10The Recruit$3,414,569-53%1,678-658$2,035$44,328,5574Disney