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, Dec. 12 - Sun, Dec. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$30,479,329--3,560--$8,562$30,479,3291Fox
2Four Christmases$13,075,256-22%3,540205$3,694$87,777,6433Warner Bros. / New Line
3Twilight (2008)$7,951,089-39%3,64929$2,179$150,044,4754Summit
4Bolt$7,463,796-24%3,133-383$2,382$88,847,6184Disney
5Australia$4,169,319-41%2,703-18$1,542$37,768,5713Fox
6Quantum of Solace$3,715,286-45%2,635-788$1,410$157,583,4475Sony / Columbia
7Nothing Like the Holidays$3,531,547--1,671--$2,113$3,531,5471Overture
8Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$3,181,670-37%2,768-549$1,149$169,936,2706Paramount / DreamWorks
9Transporter 3$2,350,654-50%2,541-85$925$29,377,9853Lionsgate
10Role Models$1,544,654-40%1,328-579$1,163$64,131,9706Universal