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, Apr. 4 - Sun, Apr. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Phone Booth$15,021,905--2,481--$6,055$15,021,9051Fox
2What a Girl Wants$11,434,359--2,964--$3,858$11,434,3591Warner Bros.
3A Man Apart$11,019,224--2,459--$4,481$11,019,2241New Line
4Head of State$8,578,271-36%2,1554$3,981$25,160,8772DreamWorks
5Bringing Down the House$8,317,174-33%2,9100$2,858$111,136,5065Disney
6The Core$6,181,413-49%3,0192$2,048$20,802,2212Paramount
7Basic$5,375,666-53%2,8760$1,869$20,011,5612Sony / Columbia
8Chicago$5,103,406-29%2,395-306$2,131$151,989,58015Miramax
9Agent Cody Banks$3,626,597-44%2,331-455$1,556$40,007,3594MGM
10Piglet's Big Movie$2,800,968-43%2,021-63$1,386$16,749,5933Disney