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. 27 - Sun, Jun. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$37,634,435--3,459--$10,880$37,634,4351Sony / Columbia
2Hulk$18,847,855-70%3,67414$5,130$100,596,5152Universal
3Finding Nemo$13,967,962-34%3,333-71$4,191$253,995,1475Disney
428 Days Later$10,063,440--1,260--$7,987$10,063,4401Fox Searchlight
52 Fast 2 Furious$6,225,940-44%2,817-323$2,210$113,995,2944Universal
6Bruce Almighty$6,190,895-37%2,651-423$2,335$221,335,1336Universal
7The Italian Job$5,461,410-24%2,021-74$2,702$76,758,3935Paramount
8Rugrats Go Wild$3,638,911-48%3,008-33$1,210$30,977,5003Paramount
9Hollywood Homicide$3,063,245-48%2,425-415$1,263$27,316,2553Sony / Columbia
10Alex & Emma$2,623,730-57%2,3100$1,136$11,541,7452Warner Bros.