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, Dec. 12 - Sun, Dec. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Something's Gotta Give$16,064,485--2,677--$6,001$16,064,4851Sony / Columbia
2The Last Samurai$14,086,877-42%2,9080$4,844$46,875,4942Warner Bros.
3Stuck on You$9,410,755--3,003--$3,134$9,410,7551Fox
4Love Don't Cost a Thing$6,314,441--1,844--$3,424$6,314,4411Warner Bros.
5The Haunted Mansion$6,138,382-35%3,001-121$2,045$53,749,6903Disney
6Elf$6,017,341-25%2,876-243$2,092$147,524,4626New Line
7Bad Santa$6,012,550-14%2,540449$2,367$35,722,0403Miramax / Dimension
8Honey (2003)$4,860,742-62%1,97230$2,465$19,778,0912Universal
9Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$4,166,395-42%2,955-454$1,410$90,731,0224Universal
10Gothika$2,724,737-48%1,806-399$1,509$53,934,9844Warner Bros.