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, Jun. 13 - Sun, Jun. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Finding Nemo$28,384,066-39%3,42534$8,287$191,490,6443Disney
22 Fast 2 Furious$18,679,056-63%3,41810$5,465$83,584,3482Universal
3Bruce Almighty$14,240,179-36%3,477-72$4,096$193,820,9394Universal
4Rugrats Go Wild$11,556,521--3,041--$3,800$11,556,5211Paramount
5Hollywood Homicide$11,112,886--2,840--$3,913$11,112,8861Sony / Columbia
6Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd$10,845,064--2,609--$4,157$10,845,0641New Line
7The Italian Job$9,609,335-27%2,697-180$3,563$55,406,8633Paramount
8The Matrix Reloaded$5,745,210-37%2,350-875$2,445$257,491,2715Warner Bros.
9Daddy Day Care$2,204,307-52%1,982-731$1,112$92,327,1506Sony / Columbia
10X2: X-Men United$1,742,288-42%1,316-734$1,324$207,305,8177Fox