'No Good Deed' Easily Maintains First Place on Wednesday with $1.18 MillionSeptember 18, 2014 07:05 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Sony reports that No Good Deed took in $1.18 million on Wednesday, off 35 percent rfom the day prior. That gives the thriller a 6-day haul of $28.9 million, an impressive start for the pic which is running 7 percent ahead of the pace of Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 37 percent ahead of The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy posted another $0.59 million yesterday for a 19.5 percent drop from last Wednesday. The Disney/Marvel blockbuster continues to show aggressive staying power in the post-summer market as its domestic tally has now reached $307.9 million. The film is running 3 percent ahead of the pace of the original Iron Man.

Warner Bros.' Dolphin Tale 2 grabbed $0.51 million yesterday as it was off 28 percent from Tuesday. The family-driven sequel has earned $17.6 million in its first six days, 18.5 percent less than its 2011 predecessor.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop continues to impress in limited release. The Tom Hardy/James Gandolfini thriller added $0.37 million from 809 locations yesterday for a strong $453 per-theater average. With $5.35 million in the bank through six days of release, the film will expand into wider release starting this weekend.

Rounding out the top five, Let's Be Cops grossed $0.35 million for a 21 percent week-to-week drop. The comedy has certainly found its audience since opening in August, ringing up $74.2 million to-date.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Sep. 1 - Sun, Sep. 3

Wide (1000+)

1Invincible (2006)$12,150,220-29%2,9214$4,160$34,790,6322Disney
3The Wicker Man (2006)$9,610,635--2,784--$3,452$9,610,6351Warner Bros.
4Little Miss Sunshine$7,621,7123%1,602172$4,758$33,733,0806Fox Searchlight
5Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$6,100,021-25%3,001-369$2,033$136,771,8735Sony / Columbia
6Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$4,891,413-13%2,907-96$1,683$62,079,4065Paramount
7World Trade Center$4,608,486-29%2,902-119$1,588$62,493,7804Paramount
9Step Up$4,504,152-27%2,553-94$1,764$57,386,8564Disney
10Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$3,785,430-5%1,78685$2,120$412,882,2639Disney