'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, Feb. 25 - Sun, Feb. 27

Wide (1000+)

1Diary of a Mad Black Woman$21,904,903--1,483--$14,771$21,904,9031Lionsgate
2Hitch$20,420,989-35%3,571-4$5,719$121,430,1723Sony / Columbia
3Constantine$12,046,781-60%3,0060$4,008$50,977,7862Warner Bros.
4Cursed$9,633,085--2,805--$3,434$9,633,0851Miramax / Dimension
5Man of the House (2005)$8,917,003--2,422--$3,682$8,917,0031Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Baby$7,344,478-10%2,12520$3,456$64,860,55711Warner Bros.
7Because of Winn-Dixie$6,824,056-48%3,1880$2,141$22,275,3832Fox
8Are We There Yet?$4,110,328-35%2,242-277$1,833$76,477,1106Sony / Columbia
9Son of the Mask$3,822,241-58%2,9660$1,289$14,021,9692New Line
10The Aviator (2004)$3,739,037-24%1,579-131$2,368$93,674,14110Miramax