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, Aug. 31 - Sun, Sep. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Halloween (2007)$26,363,171--3,472--$7,593$26,363,1711MGM / Weinstein
2Superbad$12,467,054-31%3,00254$4,153$89,302,4053Sony / Columbia
3Balls of Fury$11,352,123--3,052--$3,720$14,314,4281Rogue
4The Bourne Ultimatum$10,411,588-17%3,290-389$3,165$199,833,6685Universal
5Rush Hour 3$8,542,354-27%3,008-400$2,840$120,410,0544New Line
6Mr. Bean's Holiday$5,983,355-40%1,76551$3,390$18,985,6172Universal
7The Nanny Diaries$5,136,305-31%2,6367$1,949$15,287,3502MGM / Weinstein
8Death Sentence$4,230,862--1,822--$2,322$4,230,8621Fox
9WAR$4,183,675-57%2,2770$1,837$17,022,8972Lionsgate
10Stardust$3,075,184-21%1,766-573$1,741$31,088,8134Paramount