'No Good Deed' Easily Maintains First Place on Wednesday with $1.18 MillionSeptember 18, 2014 07:05 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Sony reports that No Good Deed took in $1.18 million on Wednesday, off 35 percent rfom the day prior. That gives the thriller a 6-day haul of $28.9 million, an impressive start for the pic which is running 7 percent ahead of the pace of Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 37 percent ahead of The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy posted another $0.59 million yesterday for a 19.5 percent drop from last Wednesday. The Disney/Marvel blockbuster continues to show aggressive staying power in the post-summer market as its domestic tally has now reached $307.9 million. The film is running 3 percent ahead of the pace of the original Iron Man.

Warner Bros.' Dolphin Tale 2 grabbed $0.51 million yesterday as it was off 28 percent from Tuesday. The family-driven sequel has earned $17.6 million in its first six days, 18.5 percent less than its 2011 predecessor.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop continues to impress in limited release. The Tom Hardy/James Gandolfini thriller added $0.37 million from 809 locations yesterday for a strong $453 per-theater average. With $5.35 million in the bank through six days of release, the film will expand into wider release starting this weekend.

Rounding out the top five, Let's Be Cops grossed $0.35 million for a 21 percent week-to-week drop. The comedy has certainly found its audience since opening in August, ringing up $74.2 million to-date.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 15 - Sun, Jan. 17

Wide (1000+)

2The Book of Eli$32,789,494--3,111--$10,540$32,789,4941Warner Bros.
3The Lovely Bones$17,005,13343987%2,5632560$6,635$17,471,7756Paramount / DreamWorks
4Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$11,619,949-30%3,296-345$3,525$192,867,4234Fox
5Sherlock Holmes$9,889,154-40%3,173-453$3,117$180,082,5544Warner Bros.
6The Spy Next Door$9,726,056--2,924--$3,326$9,726,0561Lionsgate
7It's Complicated$8,112,555-26%2,670-285$3,038$88,664,3804Universal
8Leap Year (2010)$5,928,510-36%2,5121$2,360$17,629,6802Universal
9The Blind Side$5,557,274-26%2,408-472$2,308$226,606,5629Warner Bros.
10Up in the Air$5,445,379-24%2,107-111$2,584$62,830,0617Paramount