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. 11 - Sun, Jul. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$46,630,391--3,269--$14,264$70,626,2741Disney
2The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$23,075,638--3,002--$7,687$23,075,6381Fox
3Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$19,476,937-56%3,5040$5,558$110,314,4952Warner Bros.
4Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$12,029,806-46%3,37525$3,564$62,897,8302MGM
5Finding Nemo$8,465,547-23%2,643-259$3,203$291,068,9867Disney
6Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$7,146,034-49%3,202-283$2,232$81,535,2843Sony / Columbia
7Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$4,311,822-37%3,0860$1,397$18,806,4172DreamWorks
828 Days Later$4,251,230-29%1,396-11$3,045$28,450,5933Fox Searchlight
9Hulk$3,669,486-55%2,575-716$1,425$124,672,0194Universal
10The Italian Job$2,736,947-34%1,364-220$2,007$88,833,2047Paramount