'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, Oct. 29 - Sun, Oct. 31

Wide (1000+)

1The Grudge$21,817,905-44%3,348103$6,517$70,683,4302Sony / Columbia
4Shark Tale$7,502,707-48%3,381-275$2,219$146,858,1175DreamWorks
5Shall We Dance (2004)$6,285,963-27%2,47657$2,539$33,945,2063Miramax
6Friday Night Lights$4,085,493-41%3,00435$1,360$52,945,9464Universal
7Ladder 49$3,255,804-39%2,382-420$1,367$66,115,9385Disney
8Team America: World Police$3,084,746-52%2,335-285$1,321$27,245,2033Paramount
9Surviving Christmas$2,437,078-45%2,7555$885$7,985,8742DreamWorks
10Taxi (2004)$2,106,660-49%1,884-473$1,118$32,698,5474Fox