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, May. 8 - Sun, May. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek$75,203,883--3,849--$19,539$79,204,8211Paramount
2X-Men Origins: Wolverine$26,408,465-69%4,1023$6,438$129,032,5132Fox
3Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$10,259,279-33%3,1750$3,231$30,055,0112Warner Bros. / New Line
4Obsessed$6,560,314-46%2,60288$2,521$56,205,9573Sony / Screen Gems
517 Again$4,232,059-33%2,903-352$1,458$53,998,6854Warner Bros. / New Line
6Next Day Air$4,111,187--1,138--$3,613$4,111,1871Summit
7The Soloist$3,948,738-30%2,09057$1,889$23,844,6833Paramount / DreamWorks
8Monsters vs. Aliens$3,261,128-44%2,185-441$1,493$186,781,3077Paramount / DreamWorks
9Earth (2009)$2,666,142-39%1,794-10$1,486$26,261,8023Disneynature
10Hannah Montana: The Movie$2,193,341-47%2,301-518$953$73,858,0585Disney