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. 6 - Sun, Mar. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Watchmen$55,213,757--3,611--$15,290$55,213,7571Warner Bros.
2Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$8,532,523-47%2,15199$3,967$76,237,4403Lionsgate
3Taken$7,334,623-26%3,016-73$2,432$117,926,4686Fox
4Slumdog Millionaire$6,809,242-43%2,890-53$2,356$125,326,54117Fox Searchlight
5Paul Blart: Mall Cop$4,145,136-26%2,558-140$1,620$133,591,3418Sony / Columbia
6He's Just Not That Into You$4,017,460-33%2,445-413$1,643$84,646,5645Warner Bros. / New Line
7Coraline$3,255,435-38%1,959-133$1,662$65,624,6855Focus
8Confessions of a Shopaholic$3,100,820-33%2,290-244$1,354$38,337,0244Disney
9Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience$2,833,238-77%1,2765$2,220$16,840,7332Disney
10Fired Up$2,477,893-33%1,798-13$1,378$13,237,3663Sony / Screen Gems