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, Jul. 1 - Sun, Jul. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1War of the Worlds$64,878,033--3,908--$16,601$100,560,1071Paramount
2Batman Begins$15,609,627-43%3,765-93$4,146$151,073,9563Warner Bros.
3Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$10,572,881-37%2,985-280$3,542$143,930,8714Fox
4Bewitched$9,156,839-55%3,18814$2,872$38,664,7182Sony / Columbia
5Herbie: Fully Loaded$8,819,001-31%3,5210$2,505$35,149,9132Disney
6Madagascar$5,442,503-27%2,526-422$2,155$170,872,8656DreamWorks
7Rebound$5,033,381--2,464--$2,043$5,033,3811Fox
8Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$4,082,576-33%1,759-612$2,321$365,550,5957Fox
9The Longest Yard (2005)$3,342,854-40%1,790-726$1,868$148,028,4316Paramount
10George A. Romero's Land of the Dead$2,714,836-73%2,2534$1,205$16,210,2242Universal