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, Aug. 18 - Sun, Aug. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Snakes on a Plane$13,806,311--3,555--$3,884$15,206,7871New Line
2Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$13,756,089-38%3,741-66$3,677$114,339,8213Sony / Columbia
3World Trade Center$10,902,130-42%2,99841$3,636$45,107,1002Paramount
4Step Up$10,156,771-51%2,639172$3,849$39,738,3252Disney
5Accepted$10,022,922--2,914--$3,440$10,022,9221Universal
6Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$7,583,166-22%3,227-84$2,350$46,089,4523Paramount
7Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$5,212,551-28%2,277-664$2,289$401,252,6137Disney
8Material Girls$4,602,302--1,509--$3,050$4,602,3021MGM
9Pulse (2006)$3,519,352-57%2,3230$1,515$14,696,9882Weinstein / Dimension
10The Descent$2,436,814-47%1,720-375$1,417$22,318,7343Lionsgate