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, Jan. 27 - Sun, Jan. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Momma's House 2$27,737,255--3,261--$8,506$27,737,2551Fox
2Nanny McPhee$14,503,629--1,995--$7,270$14,503,6291Universal
3Underworld: Evolution$11,403,355-58%3,2070$3,556$44,606,8662Sony / Screen Gems
4Annapolis$7,682,029--1,605--$4,786$7,682,0291Disney
5Brokeback Mountain$6,542,081-12%1,654458$3,955$51,046,5148Focus
6Glory Road$5,344,945-39%2,3971$2,230$34,946,1443Disney
7Last Holiday$4,802,605-45%2,442-72$1,967$32,630,6493Paramount
8The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$4,505,553-28%2,170-587$2,076$277,869,8168Disney
9Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$3,503,758-39%2,132-694$1,643$106,217,2876Sony / Columbia
10Walk the Line$3,032,466-1%1,20176$2,525$106,121,89511Fox