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. 13 - Sun, Jul. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$77,107,180--4,285--$17,995$139,714,1151Warner Bros.
2Transformers$37,028,486-47%4,05039$9,143$224,011,1962Paramount / DreamWorks
3Ratatouille$18,011,251-38%3,625-315$4,969$142,996,0703Disney
4Live Free or Die Hard$11,280,503-36%3,201-210$3,524$103,323,8953Fox
5License to Wed$7,311,943-30%2,715111$2,693$30,382,1402Warner Bros.
61408$4,934,565-30%2,206-425$2,237$62,127,9804MGM / Weinstein
7Evan Almighty$4,894,739-44%2,697-763$1,815$87,787,7914Universal
8Knocked Up$3,675,745-30%1,710-503$2,150$138,219,0037Universal
9Ocean's Thirteen$1,984,389-44%1,244-858$1,595$112,511,5926Warner Bros.
10Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$1,632,099-62%1,312-1306$1,244$127,191,1275Fox