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, Aug. 29 - Sun, Aug. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jeepers Creepers II$15,270,038--3,124--$4,888$15,270,0381MGM / United Artists
2S.W.A.T.$10,780,2952%2,781-423$3,876$102,702,5084Sony / Columbia
3Freaky Friday (2003)$9,219,794-1%3,0679$3,006$87,460,2944Disney
4Open Range$8,075,707-15%2,24481$3,599$40,810,9683Disney
5Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$7,970,01910%2,227-177$3,579$272,169,3198Disney
6Freddy Vs. Jason$7,111,236-46%2,929-85$2,428$72,399,7593New Line
7Seabiscuit$6,518,0146%2,55622$2,550$102,099,6946Universal
8The Medallion$6,210,244-23%2,6524$2,342$16,865,2072Sony / TriStar
9Uptown Girls$5,607,0070%2,166-329$2,589$30,425,2533MGM
10American Wedding$4,760,255-13%1,810-657$2,630$97,695,9725Universal