'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, Feb. 23 - Sun, Feb. 25

Wide (1000+)

1Ghost Rider$20,067,412-56%3,6201$5,543$79,028,9452Sony / Columbia
2The Number 23$14,602,867--2,759--$5,293$14,602,8671New Line
3Bridge to Terabithia$14,356,780-36%3,1390$4,574$47,003,5962Disney
4Reno 911!: Miami$10,274,396--2,702--$3,803$10,274,3961Fox
5Norbit$9,824,003-41%3,1457$3,124$74,759,9463Paramount / DreamWorks
6Music and Lyrics$7,652,458-44%2,9550$2,590$31,717,0002Warner Bros.
8Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls$4,816,453-57%2,1110$2,282$25,133,7162Lionsgate
9The Astronaut Farmer$4,454,928--2,155--$2,067$4,454,9281Warner Bros.
10Because I Said So$2,758,855-46%1,936-510$1,425$38,269,8074Universal