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, Jan. 7 - Sun, Jan. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$28,498,123-32%3,5273$8,080$204,297,2953Universal
2White Noise$24,113,770--2,261--$10,665$24,113,7701Universal
3The Aviator (2004)$7,492,647-34%1,86771$4,013$42,805,7973Miramax
4Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$7,438,708-49%3,343-280$2,225$105,568,8824Paramount
5Fat Albert$5,748,443-44%2,675-69$2,149$41,023,1643Fox
6Ocean's Twelve$5,312,079-44%3,010-280$1,765$115,318,1375Warner Bros.
7Spanglish$4,252,233-31%2,58798$1,644$37,510,9404Sony / Columbia
8National Treasure$4,251,219-37%2,177-105$1,953$160,524,4128Disney
9The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$2,744,526-38%1,1050$2,484$19,448,6835Disney
10Finding Neverland$2,264,995-13%1,07723$2,103$24,849,1909Miramax