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, Apr. 1 - Sun, Apr. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sin City$29,120,273--3,230--$9,016$29,120,2731Miramax / Dimension
2Beauty Shop$12,800,357--2,659--$4,814$16,646,1811MGM
3Guess Who$12,715,599-38%3,1470$4,041$41,039,4832Sony / Columbia
4Robots$9,826,839-24%3,026-405$3,247$104,422,0384Fox
5Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous$8,134,923-42%3,2330$2,516$31,128,3652Warner Bros.
6The Pacifier$5,799,578-28%2,851-251$2,034$96,111,8185Disney
7The Ring Two$5,689,531-58%3,179-162$1,790$68,047,5043DreamWorks
8The Upside of Anger$4,025,000222%1,111944$3,623$8,547,6194New Line
9Hitch$2,907,847-32%1,859-374$1,564$171,267,3678Sony / Columbia
10Ice Princess$2,748,736-26%1,802-699$1,525$18,750,6273Disney