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, Jul. 6 - Sun, Jul. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers$70,502,462--4,011--$17,577$155,406,7111Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ratatouille$29,014,436-38%3,9400$7,364$109,531,3272Disney
3Live Free or Die Hard$17,730,770-47%3,4113$5,198$84,422,8282Fox
4License to Wed$10,422,811--2,604--$4,003$17,840,0701Warner Bros.
5Evan Almighty$8,719,299-42%3,460-176$2,520$78,705,4693Universal
61408$7,089,022-34%2,631-102$2,694$53,739,0973MGM / Weinstein
7Knocked Up$5,222,457-28%2,213-452$2,360$132,091,2646Universal
8Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$4,240,420-54%2,618-806$1,620$123,880,1504Fox
9Ocean's Thirteen$3,525,419-42%2,102-801$1,677$109,149,8605Warner Bros.
10Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$3,008,241-39%1,869-293$1,610$301,725,8507Disney