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, Jan. 30 - Sun, Feb. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Taken$24,717,280--3,183--$7,765$24,717,2801Fox
2Paul Blart: Mall Cop$13,873,079-36%3,20662$4,327$83,248,0033Sony / Columbia
3The Uninvited$10,326,634--2,344--$4,406$10,326,6341Paramount / DreamWorks
4Hotel for Dogs$8,632,657-33%3,160-111$2,732$48,154,9943Paramount / DreamWorks
5Gran Torino$8,232,520-49%3,015-30$2,731$110,181,3694Warner Bros.
6Slumdog Millionaire$7,629,488-29%1,633222$4,672$67,193,23012Fox Searchlight
7Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$7,581,490-64%2,9420$2,577$33,167,2912Sony / Screen Gems
8New in Town$6,741,850--1,941--$3,473$6,741,8501Lionsgate
9My Bloody Valentine 3D$4,479,175-55%1,406-1128$3,186$44,825,6363Lionsgate
10Inkheart$3,721,839-51%2,6550$1,402$12,814,5312Warner Bros. / New Line