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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paranormal Activity$21,103,5908%1,9451185$10,850$61,580,1122Paramount
2Saw VI$14,117,456--3,036--$4,650$14,117,4561Lionsgate
3Where the Wild Things Are$14,020,999-57%3,7350$3,754$53,560,4832Warner Bros.
4Law Abiding Citizen$12,402,952-41%2,8900$4,292$40,005,9982Overture
5Couples Retreat$10,620,765-38%3,07465$3,455$77,737,6503Universal
6Astro Boy$6,703,119--3,014--$2,224$6,703,1191Summit
7Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant$6,291,900--2,754--$2,285$6,291,9001Universal
8The Stepfather (2009)$6,230,964-46%2,7340$2,279$20,082,2422Sony / Screen Gems
9Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$5,251,474-35%2,741-296$1,916$114,854,6966Sony / Columbia
10Zombieland$4,206,828-45%2,447-724$1,719$67,209,7034Sony / Columbia