Grosses

'No Good Deed' Easily Maintains First Place on Wednesday with $1.18 MillionSeptember 18, 2014 07:05 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Sony reports that No Good Deed took in $1.18 million on Wednesday, off 35 percent rfom the day prior. That gives the thriller a 6-day haul of $28.9 million, an impressive start for the pic which is running 7 percent ahead of the pace of Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 37 percent ahead of The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy posted another $0.59 million yesterday for a 19.5 percent drop from last Wednesday. The Disney/Marvel blockbuster continues to show aggressive staying power in the post-summer market as its domestic tally has now reached $307.9 million. The film is running 3 percent ahead of the pace of the original Iron Man.

Warner Bros.' Dolphin Tale 2 grabbed $0.51 million yesterday as it was off 28 percent from Tuesday. The family-driven sequel has earned $17.6 million in its first six days, 18.5 percent less than its 2011 predecessor.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop continues to impress in limited release. The Tom Hardy/James Gandolfini thriller added $0.37 million from 809 locations yesterday for a strong $453 per-theater average. With $5.35 million in the bank through six days of release, the film will expand into wider release starting this weekend.

Rounding out the top five, Let's Be Cops grossed $0.35 million for a 21 percent week-to-week drop. The comedy has certainly found its audience since opening in August, ringing up $74.2 million to-date.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 19 - Sun, Dec. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$72,630,038--3,703--$19,614$124,100,0861New Line
2Mona Lisa Smile$11,527,932--2,677--$4,306$11,527,9321Sony / Columbia
3Something's Gotta Give$11,415,718-29%2,6770$4,264$33,428,8362Sony / Columbia
4The Last Samurai$7,769,677-45%2,93830$2,645$59,488,7013Warner Bros.
5Elf$5,502,635-9%2,451-425$2,245$154,833,4847New Line
6Stuck on You$5,284,258-44%3,0074$1,757$16,983,6382Fox
7Bad Santa$5,102,135-15%2,225-315$2,293$42,920,8014Miramax / Dimension
8The Haunted Mansion$3,927,507-36%2,414-587$1,627$58,802,5304Disney
9Love Don't Cost a Thing$3,749,612-41%1,8440$2,033$11,191,2522Warner Bros.
10Honey (2003)$2,709,349-44%1,824-148$1,485$23,599,5583Universal