Grosses

'No Good Deed' Leads with $24.25M; 'Dolphin Tale 2' #2 with $15.87M; 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Surpasses $300M MilestoneSeptember 15, 2014 01:05 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's No Good Deed debuted in first place this weekend with $24.25 million. The low-budget thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson exceeded its rising expectations heading into the weekend. Much of the film's success was due to the drawing power of Elba and Henson. No Good Deed was also helped out by the fairly empty marketplace this weekend and Screen Gems has had a strong history with thrillers in the past. The film's opening weekend performance was similar to the $23.45 million start of I Can Do Bad All By Myself back in September of 2009.

No Good Deed opened with $8.82 million on Friday, increased 11 percent on Saturday to take in $9.78 million and declined 42 percent on Sunday to gross $5.65 million. That placed the film's opening weekend to Friday ratio at 2.75 to 1. The audience breakdown for the film skewed towards female moviegoers (60 percent) and towards moviegoers 30 years and older (59 percent). No Good Deed received a B+ rating on CinemaScore, which is very solid for a thriller.

Dolphin Tale 2 opened in second place with $15.87 million. The family film sequel from Warner Bros. opened on the low end of pre-release expectations and 17 percent below the $19.15 million start of Dolphin Tale back in September of 2011. Dolphin Tale 2 was helped out by solid critical reviews and by the recent lack of family fare in the marketplace.

Dolphin Tale 2 grossed $4.27 million on Friday, increased a healthy 75 percent on Saturday to gross $7.46 million and fell 44 percent on Sunday to take in $4.15 million. That placed the opening weekend to Friday ratio for the film at 3.72 to 1. The audience breakdown for the film skewed towards female moviegoers (63 percent) and moviegoers over the age of 25 (56 percent). Like its predecessor (which registered a total gross to opening weekend ratio of 3.77 to 1), Dolphin Tale 2 will hope to hold up well going forward. The film's strong A rating on CinemaScore is an encouraging early sign.

After leading the box office for each of the past three weekends, Guardians of the Galaxy was down two spots to place in third with $8.10 million. In the process, the blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Disney and Marvel surpassed the $300 million domestic mark this weekend; making it the first release of 2014 to do so. The 45-day total for the film stands at $305.99 million. Guardians of the Galaxy held up very nicely this weekend, as it was down just 22 percent from last weekend.

Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles placed in fourth with $4.86 million. The blockbuster franchise re-launch was down a healthy 25 percent from last weekend. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a big way with a 38-day take of $181.09 million.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop was off to a surprisingly strong sixth place start with $4.10 million. The fairly last minute decision to open The Drop in moderate release paid off, as the crime drama starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini earned a very solid per-location average of $5,074 from 809 locations. The Drop opened with $1.46 million on Friday, increased 20.5 percent on Saturday to take in $1.76 million and declined 49.5 percent on Sunday to gross $0.89 million. That placed the film's opening weekend to Friday ratio at 2.82 to 1.

Holdovers Let's Be Cops and If I Stay claimed fifth and seventh place with respective takes of $4.38 million and $3.94 million. Fox's Let's Be Cops was down only 21 percent from last weekend, while Warner's If I Stay was down a healthy 29 percent. Both films continue to perform well, especially with their low production costs in mind. Respective total grosses stand at $73.05 million for Let's Be Cops in 33 days and at $44.82 million for If I Stay in 24 days.

On the platform front, Roadside's The Skeleton Twins was off to a very solid start this weekend with $0.381 million from 15 locations. That gave the comedy drama starring Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig a per-location average of $25,379 for the frame. The Skeleton Twins is scheduled to receive a major expansion on September 26.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 11 - Sun, Feb. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Go With It$30,514,732--3,548--$8,601$30,514,7321Sony / Columbia
2Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$29,514,054--3,105--$9,505$30,256,6011Paramount
3Gnomeo and Juliet$25,356,909--2,994--$8,469$25,356,9091Disney
4The Eagle$8,684,464--2,296--$3,782$8,684,4641Focus
5The Roommate$8,126,025-46%2,5340$3,207$25,778,9262Sony / Screen Gems
6The King's Speech$7,230,790-6%2,263-321$3,195$93,675,76112Weinstein Company
7No Strings Attached$5,810,291-27%2,756-294$2,108$60,031,0784Paramount
8Sanctum$5,661,705-40%2,7892$2,030$18,035,0752Universal
9True Grit (2010)$3,785,344-18%2,072-830$1,827$160,355,0298Paramount
10The Green Hornet$3,673,909-38%2,090-943$1,758$92,405,9615Sony / Columbia
11The Rite$3,252,360-42%2,207-778$1,474$28,858,2973Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Mechanic$3,202,921-40%1,886-818$1,698$25,418,6533CBS Films
13The Fighter$2,165,480-24%1,049-613$2,064$85,632,02410Paramount
14Black Swan$2,122,555-37%1,069-908$1,986$99,337,22011Fox Searchlight
15The Dilemma$1,031,015-69%1,242-1303$830$47,635,6955Universal
16Yogi Bear$770,038-66%1,111-696$693$96,618,2799Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tangled$813,849-56%784-585$1,038$193,304,69612Disney
2Blue Valentine (2010)$585,508-26%393-57$1,490$8,211,6107Weinstein Company
3Biutiful$580,245-10%19112$3,038$2,263,3417Roadside Attractions
4127 Hours$559,094-59%359-540$1,557$16,845,89615Fox Searchlight
5TRON: Legacy$554,476-59%364-676$1,523$169,753,8329Disney
6The Company Men$518,025-6%27746$1,870$3,032,0704Weinstein Company
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$465,15225%40944$1,137$293,355,40813Warner Bros.
8Barney's Version$436,4773%110-10$3,968$3,525,8075Sony Pictures Classics
9Little Fockers$345,510-72%424-931$815$147,233,4908Universal
10Another Year$330,719-25%174-62$1,901$2,155,9477Sony Pictures Classics
11Megamind$324,094-15%252-38$1,286$147,878,98615Paramount / DreamWorks
12From Prada to Nada$311,977-58%252-9$1,238$2,588,9263Lionsgate / Pantelion
13The Illusionist (2010)$303,52363%206138$1,473$1,137,5498Sony Pictures Classics
14The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$287,505-46%293-221$981$102,981,05110Fox
15Gulliver's Travels (2010)$213,365-55%308-187$693$41,914,6078Fox
16Country Strong$167,348-73%328-620$510$20,218,9218Sony / Screen Gems
17The Social Network$134,791-45%178-116$757$96,619,12420Sony / Columbia
18Unstoppable (2010)$109,978-14%147-55$748$81,356,49614Fox
19Season of the Witch$94,222-67%176-316$535$24,444,9976Relativity Media
20Rabbit Hole$86,217-30%112-19$770$1,875,9369Lionsgate
21The Tourist$79,740-50%100-131$797$67,000,10210Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cedar Rapids$302,968--15--$20,198$302,9681Fox Searchlight
2Academy Award-Nominated Short Films (2011)$300,706--95--$3,165$300,7061Shorts International
3Hubble 3D$153,68227%533$2,900$21,656,91448Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Under the Sea 3D$56,539--16--$3,534$27,053,597105Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Way Back$39,078-72%37-108$1,056$2,637,8814Newmarket Films
6Somewhere (2010)$35,931-40%32-14$1,123$1,668,5938Focus
7Inside Job$26,861-31%29-50$926$3,932,97619Sony Pictures Classics
8Fair Game (2010)$24,824-53%78-71$318$9,528,09215Summit
9Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster$21,340-32%13-8$1,642$149,6773Variance Films
10Space Station 3D$20,87633%4-1$5,219$82,732,160461IMAX
11What Women Want (2011)$20,833--21--$992$96,2422China Lion Film
12Winter's Bone$19,256-49%26-8$741$6,394,65636Roadside Attractions
13Poetry$18,900--3--$6,300$18,9001Kino International
14Made in Dagenham$18,3084%29-12$631$997,73513Sony Pictures Classics
15Carancho$15,810--5--$3,162$15,8101Strand Releasing
16Casino Jack$15,058-60%15-24$1,004$932,8769IDP/ATO Pictures
17The Salvation Poem$13,742-62%40$3,436$581,60418CanZion Films
18Love and Other Drugs$13,718-48%25-21$549$32,357,53212Fox
19Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$13,053--1--$13,053$13,0531Phase 4 Films
20Cold Weather$13,039-10%21$6,520$32,3732IFC Films
21I Love You Phillip Morris$9,387-49%23-16$408$1,936,21711Roadside Attractions
22Orgasm Inc.$8,773--1--$8,773$8,7731First Run Features
23Galapagos$8,67532%31$2,892$17,844,371590IMAX
24Certifiably Jonathan$7,826--1--$7,826$7,8261Area23a
25Waiting for Forever$7,374-17%1411$527$20,9752Freestyle
26Kaboom$6,991-57%53$1,398$47,5553IFC Films
27Get Low$6,469-60%19-41$340$9,171,77729Sony Pictures Classics
28Waste Land$6,466-14%62$1,078$142,98116Arthouse Films
29Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen$5,980-42%4-1$1,495$404,76618Zeitgeist Films
30Tiny Furniture$4,965-20%8-4$621$383,54914IFC
31The Housemaid (Hanyo)$4,929-70%6-4$822$70,6794IFC Films
32Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!$4,500-47%20$2,250$82,5828Saint Juste International
33All Good Things$4,202-60%4-11$1,051$532,06611Magnolia Pictures
34Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$4,1283%20$2,064$23,522,257176National Geographic
35Into Eternity$3,98613%10$3,986$10,8182International Film Circuit
36Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$3,589-4%52$718$102,58534Kino International
37Rabia$2,761--2--$1,381$4,1973Strand
38Come Undone (2010)$2,664--2--$1,332$8,86711Film Movement
39The Time That Remains$2,593-36%20$1,297$29,0506IFC
40The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest$2,503-66%6-7$417$5,186,97416Music Box
41Every Day$2,477-45%20$1,239$27,5835Image Entertainment
42Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench$2,381718%32$794$27,44515Variance Films
43My Dog Tulip$2,189-36%1-2$2,189$204,17024New Yorker Films
44What If...$2,184-72%2-3$1,092$811,65826Five & Two Pictures
45Bhutto$2,119-24%1-2$2,119$83,23111First Run Features
46Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$1,989-93%5-37$398$576,6394UTV Communications
47Marwencol$1,8659%20$933$94,66119Cinema Guild
48The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$1,7230%20$862$713,66028National Geographic
49Animal Kingdom$1,706-55%2-2$853$1,040,03227Sony Pictures Classics
50When We Leave (Die Fremde)$1,440-51%1-1$1,440$14,1283Olive Films
51The Strange Case of Angelica$1,35861%10$1,358$34,9327Cinema Guild
52Four Lions$1,301-42%3-3$434$301,52715Drafthouse Films
53The Little Traitor$1,257--1--$1,257$388,43362Westchester Films
54Battleship Potemkin (2011 re-issue)$1,1941709%10$1,194$16,9825Kino International
55The Woodmans$1,06876%21$534$29,5764Lorber Films
56Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune$965-83%1-2$965$83,9276First Run Features
57Kings of Pastry$926-42%1-1$926$308,93522First Run
58Enemies of the People$88833%20$444$61,86429International Film Circuit
59Night Catches Us$804-83%2-1$402$73,85711Magnolia
60The Other Woman (2011)$696-89%20$348$9,9072IFC
61The Tempest$613-71%3-2$204$276,20010Disney
62Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields$56214%10$562$64,96416Variance Films
63If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle$513--1--$513$12,1356Film Movement
64Tamara Drewe$489-78%2-1$245$558,77919Sony Pictures Classics
65How I Ended This Summer$434-91%10$434$8,1092Film Movement
66Mesrine: Killer Instinct$354-61%10$354$550,87025Music Box
67Mesrine: Public Enemy #1$34030%1-1$340$275,12524Music Box
68A Somewhat Gentle Man$196-77%10$196$9,1675Strand Releasing
69Nenette$184-86%1-1$184$14,0628Kino International
70To the Sea$178--1--$178$61,61331Film Movement
71Feed the Fish$125--1--$125$101,16013Strand