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, Jun. 15 - Sun, Jun. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$58,052,090--3,959--$14,663$58,052,0901Fox
2Ocean's Thirteen$19,725,703-45%3,5650$5,533$70,432,6692Warner Bros.
3Knocked Up$14,069,537-28%2,90731$4,840$90,017,3963Universal
4Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$12,411,426-41%3,329-673$3,728$274,145,9644Disney
5Surf's Up$9,253,714-48%3,5313$2,621$34,623,1232Sony / Columbia
6Shrek the Third$9,002,708-41%3,505-420$2,569$297,247,2515Paramount / DreamWorks
7Nancy Drew$6,830,173--2,612--$2,615$6,830,1731Warner Bros.
8Hostel Part II$3,026,130-63%2,3500$1,288$14,208,8072Lionsgate
9Mr. Brooks$2,902,032-41%1,923-530$1,509$23,525,4863MGM
10Spider-Man 3$2,505,228-42%1,822-748$1,375$330,017,8767Sony / Columbia