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, Jun. 24 - Sun, Jun. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Begins$27,589,251-43%3,8580$7,151$122,514,6922Warner Bros.
2Bewitched$20,132,107--3,174--$6,343$20,132,1071Sony / Columbia
3Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$16,824,794-35%3,265-186$5,153$125,511,5403Fox
4Herbie: Fully Loaded$12,708,441--3,521--$3,609$17,744,4851Disney
5George A. Romero's Land of the Dead$10,221,725--2,249--$4,545$10,221,7251Universal
6Madagascar$7,435,682-31%2,948-585$2,522$160,192,6355DreamWorks
7Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$6,113,791-39%2,371-552$2,579$358,466,8176Fox
8The Longest Yard (2005)$5,525,818-33%2,516-796$2,196$141,945,6585Paramount
9The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$3,496,044-48%2,352-303$1,486$30,545,4633Miramax / Dimension
10Cinderella Man$3,446,238-38%1,677-933$2,055$49,767,1464Universal