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, Jul. 4 - Sun, Jul. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$44,041,786--3,504--$12,569$72,388,9691Warner Bros.
2Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$22,221,664--3,350--$6,633$38,508,0231MGM
3Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$14,009,283-63%3,48526$4,020$67,069,4622Sony / Columbia
4Finding Nemo$11,057,912-21%2,902-431$3,810$274,938,1466Disney
5Hulk$8,226,138-56%3,291-383$2,500$117,014,1553Universal
6Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$6,875,259--3,086--$2,228$10,058,7301DreamWorks
728 Days Later$6,007,732-40%1,407147$4,270$20,557,4502Fox Searchlight
8The Italian Job$4,172,848-24%1,584-437$2,634$83,877,2706Paramount
9Bruce Almighty$4,012,358-35%1,929-722$2,080$228,652,6827Universal
102 Fast 2 Furious$2,641,543-58%1,779-1038$1,485$119,436,8055Universal