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, Sep. 19 - Sun, Sep. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld$21,753,138--2,915--$7,462$21,753,1381Sony / Screen Gems
2Secondhand Lions$12,139,832--3,013--$4,029$12,139,8321New Line
3The Fighting Temptations$11,758,975--2,026--$5,804$11,758,9751Paramount
4Once Upon a Time in Mexico$11,007,676-53%3,2897$3,347$40,950,8722Sony / Columbia
5Cold Creek Manor$8,190,283--2,035--$4,025$8,190,2831Disney
6Matchstick Men$7,551,337-42%2,7110$2,785$24,233,8462Warner Bros.
7Cabin Fever$3,909,896-55%2,10518$1,857$14,726,0332Lionsgate
8Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$3,784,276-25%2,0830$1,817$17,302,2233Paramount
9Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$3,480,393-23%1,746-283$1,993$292,497,30511Disney
10Freaky Friday (2003)$2,539,747-37%1,850-717$1,373$105,095,8187Disney