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. 25 - Sun, Aug. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Invincible (2006)$17,029,961--2,917--$5,838$17,029,9611Disney
2Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$8,123,849-41%3,370-371$2,411$127,805,8544Sony / Columbia
3Little Miss Sunshine$7,370,42031%1,430739$5,154$22,896,8185Fox Searchlight
4Beerfest$7,031,115--2,964--$2,372$7,031,1151Warner Bros.
5World Trade Center$6,473,359-41%3,02123$2,143$55,642,8373Paramount
6Accepted$6,344,990-37%2,9173$2,175$20,985,9562Universal
7Snakes on a Plane$6,167,366-55%3,5550$1,735$26,322,9702New Line
8Step Up$6,164,173-39%2,6478$2,329$50,396,7943Disney
9Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$5,652,418-25%3,003-224$1,882$54,930,8364Paramount
10How to Eat Fried Worms$4,003,537--1,870--$2,141$4,003,5371New Line