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. 12 - Sun, Mar. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$32,130,341-40%3,22151$9,975$264,510,8023Newmarket
2Secret Window$18,238,545--3,018--$6,043$18,238,5451Sony / Columbia
3Starsky & Hutch$16,017,843-43%3,1850$5,029$51,501,1712Warner Bros.
4Hidalgo$11,861,353-37%3,0652$3,870$35,635,8042Disney
5Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$8,014,637--2,973--$2,696$8,014,6371MGM
650 First Dates$5,425,455-29%2,586-454$2,098$106,702,7935Sony / Columbia
7Twisted$3,080,256-40%2,208-496$1,395$21,134,0853Paramount
8Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$2,472,094-39%1,801-379$1,373$24,941,3514Disney
9The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$2,022,422-33%1,307-596$1,547$371,153,29313New Line
10Miracle$1,412,151-44%1,205-449$1,172$61,860,7216Disney