'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, Jan. 2 - Sun, Jan. 4

Wide (1000+)

1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$28,181,531-44%3,7030$7,610$290,413,6263New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$21,643,829-21%3,3079$6,545$85,619,7022Fox
3Something's Gotta Give$11,705,893-15%2,80899$4,169$81,208,3264Sony / Columbia
4Cold Mountain$11,579,747-21%2,21653$5,226$43,740,7772Miramax
6Peter Pan (2003)$8,818,539-21%2,8130$3,135$34,180,8412Universal
7Mona Lisa Smile$8,300,342-27%2,71437$3,058$50,005,3383Sony / Columbia
8The Last Samurai$7,374,072-11%2,401-156$3,071$90,020,7665Warner Bros.
9Bad Santa$2,937,737-35%1,7100$1,718$56,926,8606Miramax / Dimension
10Stuck on You$2,802,121-23%2,064-336$1,358$30,719,5074Fox