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, Mar. 5 - Sun, Mar. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$53,248,063-36%3,170127$16,797$213,890,4422Newmarket
2Starsky & Hutch$28,103,605--3,185--$8,824$28,103,6051Warner Bros.
3Hidalgo$18,829,234--3,063--$6,147$18,829,2341Disney
450 First Dates$7,637,041-39%3,040-410$2,512$99,350,9474Sony / Columbia
5Twisted$5,126,747-42%2,7041$1,896$16,483,9652Paramount
6Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$4,044,714-36%2,180-323$1,855$21,801,6503Disney
7The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$3,037,83840%1,903791$1,596$368,215,29112New Line
8Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$2,962,008-49%2,0420$1,451$10,153,4842Lions Gate
9Miracle$2,542,468-43%1,654-568$1,537$59,824,6655Disney
10Monster$2,123,3876%1,082114$1,962$29,959,71611Newmarket