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. 22 - Sun, Apr. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Interpreter$22,822,597--2,758--$8,275$22,822,5971Universal
2The Amityville Horror (2005)$13,708,400--3,3230$4,125$43,318,2852MGM
3Sahara (2005)$9,028,034--3,20046$2,821$48,948,9313Paramount
4A Lot Like Love$7,575,927--2,502--$3,028$7,575,9271Disney
5Kung Fu Hustle$6,749,572--2,5032496$2,697$7,268,7203Sony Pictures Classics
6Fever Pitch (2005)$5,510,149--2,875-400$1,917$31,511,8483Fox
7Sin City$3,726,675--2,343-659$1,591$67,271,5384Miramax / Dimension
8Guess Who$3,514,469--2,484-515$1,415$62,391,2915Sony / Columbia
9Robots$3,417,932--2,072-404$1,650$120,286,4977Fox
10King's Ransom$2,137,685--1,508--$1,418$2,137,6851New Line