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. 22 - Sun, Jun. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Evan Almighty$31,191,628--3,604--$8,655$31,191,6281Universal
21408$20,619,120--2,678--$7,699$20,619,1201MGM / Weinstein
3Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$20,009,480-66%3,9634$5,049$97,463,8752Fox
4Ocean's Thirteen$11,411,144-42%3,450-115$3,308$91,083,0673Warner Bros.
5Knocked Up$10,977,051-22%2,97568$3,690$109,323,9484Universal
6Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$7,202,279-42%2,802-527$2,570$287,002,6885Disney
7Surf's Up$6,580,099-29%3,309-222$1,989$47,190,0513Sony / Columbia
8Shrek the Third$5,651,700-37%2,822-683$2,003$307,808,9236Paramount / DreamWorks
9Nancy Drew$4,380,228-36%2,6120$1,677$16,066,3762Warner Bros.
10A Mighty Heart$3,949,795--1,355--$2,915$3,949,7951Paramount Vantage