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, Mar. 28 - Sun, Mar. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
121$24,107,135--2,648--$9,104$24,107,1351Sony / Columbia
2Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$17,740,280-28%3,826-135$4,637$117,587,0173Fox
3Superhero Movie$9,510,461--2,960--$3,213$9,510,4611MGM / Weinstein
4Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$7,482,388-63%2,01610$3,712$32,551,0262Lionsgate
5Drillbit Taylor$5,713,331-45%3,0615$1,866$20,485,5052Paramount
6Shutter (2008)$5,220,396-50%2,7563$1,894$18,999,4072Fox
710,000 B.C.$4,947,631-45%3,055-399$1,620$84,990,7404Warner Bros.
8Stop-Loss$4,554,119--1,291--$3,528$4,554,1191Paramount
9College Road Trip$3,456,993-26%2,270-305$1,523$38,323,0614Disney
10The Bank Job$2,780,515-34%1,605-8$1,732$24,086,3784Lionsgate