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, Mar. 11 - Sun, Mar. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Battle: Los Angeles$35,573,187--3,417--$10,411$35,573,1871Sony / Columbia
2Rango$22,602,847-41%3,9236$5,762$68,206,1012Paramount
3Red Riding Hood$14,005,335--3,030--$4,622$14,005,3351Warner Bros.
4The Adjustment Bureau$11,597,335-45%2,8477$4,074$38,589,5952Universal
5Mars Needs Moms$6,914,488--3,117--$2,218$6,914,4881Disney
6Beastly$5,021,232-49%1,9597$2,563$16,911,6332CBS Films
7Hall Pass$5,011,020-43%2,555-395$1,961$34,842,2893Warner Bros. / New Line
8Just Go With It$4,019,266-38%2,398-522$1,676$94,000,8475Sony / Columbia
9Gnomeo and Juliet$3,617,255-50%2,585-399$1,399$89,102,3655Disney
10The King's Speech$3,573,112-43%1,768-472$2,021$129,010,23516Weinstein Company
11Unknown (2011)$3,366,339-48%2,303-610$1,462$58,410,8454Warner Bros.
12I Am Number Four$2,260,314-61%2,005-898$1,127$50,455,7234Disney / DreamWorks
13Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$1,378,830-68%1,247-1007$1,106$70,955,6415Paramount
14Take Me Home Tonight$1,272,239-63%2,0030$635$5,891,0922Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$1,306,504-60%931-711$1,403$35,162,9584Fox
2Cedar Rapids$921,03812%394159$2,338$4,597,3325Fox Searchlight
3Tangled$640,753-19%363-58$1,765$196,675,98316Disney
4The Fighter$576,083-48%463-112$1,244$92,931,28814Paramount
5Yogi Bear$476,341109%404138$1,179$98,677,80413Warner Bros.
6Black Swan$440,504-56%337-344$1,307$105,928,21715Fox Searchlight
7True Grit (2010)$424,943-56%401-324$1,060$169,381,40512Paramount
8The Green Hornet$381,76276%30940$1,235$97,485,2299Sony / Columbia
9Barney's Version$329,160-18%190-25$1,732$6,468,6599Sony Pictures Classics
10Drive Angry$304,262-86%551-1739$552$10,308,0513Summit
11No Strings Attached$186,636-50%254-171$735$70,002,4108Paramount
12Biutiful$179,007-35%114-32$1,570$4,520,31211Roadside Attractions
13The Roommate$154,992-74%213-393$728$37,153,1536Sony / Screen Gems
14The Grace Card$147,426-68%114-182$1,293$1,989,6253IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
15TRON: Legacy$140,564-42%169-70$832$171,590,20113Disney
16Little Fockers$113,345-36%177-44$640$148,383,78012Universal
17Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$98,855-38%122-86$810$294,713,60817Warner Bros.
18The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$78,729-48%123-62$640$104,121,13914Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Of Gods and Men$283,8722%5412$5,257$1,209,2073Sony Pictures Classics
2Jane Eyre (2011)$182,885--4--$45,721$182,8851Focus
3Kill the Irishman$145,430--5--$29,086$145,4301Anchor Bay Films
4Hubble 3D$142,475-4%48-1$2,968$22,809,47252Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Last Lions$112,02988%3925$2,873$322,2444National Geographic
6Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$97,54137%130$7,503$1,576,313443D Entertainment
7Certified Copy$77,937--5--$15,587$77,9371IFC Films
8The Illusionist (2010)$72,094-10%760$949$1,974,83112Sony Pictures Classics
9Another Year$67,599-21%55-11$1,229$3,007,89511Sony Pictures Classics
10Even the Rain (Tambien la lluvia)$66,91820%278$2,478$320,6244Vitagraph
11Under the Sea 3D$61,6290%181$3,424$27,486,291109Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Blue Valentine (2010)$60,909-36%60-36$1,015$9,514,42811Weinstein Company
13The Company Men$52,829-44%63-49$839$4,155,4898Weinstein Company
14happythankyoumoreplease$51,39947%1917$2,705$94,6072Anchor Bay Films
15127 Hours$50,387-59%79-56$638$18,236,58619Fox Searchlight
16The Rite$50,223-68%85-116$591$32,722,5297Warner Bros. / New Line
17The Eagle$48,331-82%99-228$488$19,292,9825Focus
18Inside Job$47,880-30%41-1$1,168$4,193,81823Sony Pictures Classics
19Gulliver's Travels (2010)$46,493-53%99-57$470$42,645,67612Fox
20I Am (2011)$39,69024%72$5,670$120,4544Paladin
21Academy Award-Nominated Short Films (2011)$29,008-53%24-20$1,209$1,295,7985Shorts International
22Poetry$27,871-8%110$2,534$154,1825Kino International
23Season of the Witch$25,799-55%54-55$478$24,794,24910Relativity Media
24Rabbit Hole$25,580-11%38-17$673$2,159,55813Lionsgate
25Space Station 3D$22,815-17%2-3$11,408$83,017,829465IMAX
26The Mechanic$22,421-67%42-67$534$28,931,2547CBS Films
27Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives$22,080-6%52$4,416$64,5712Strand Releasing
28Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune$15,6254%125$1,302$138,17010First Run Features
29Cold Weather$13,94029%82$1,743$97,3896IFC Films
30The Human Resources Manager$13,467--9--$1,496$26,3512Film Movement
31Clash (Bay Rong)$12,249--9--$1,361$12,2491Variance Films
32From Prada to Nada$11,506-27%33-2$349$2,957,7817Lionsgate / Pantelion
333 Backyards$11,332--1--$11,332$11,3321Screen Media Films
34I Saw the Devil$10,218-25%53$2,044$31,8202Magnolia / Magnet
35Heartbeats$9,00214%64$1,500$32,0033IFC Films
36Casino Jack$8,949-48%15-15$597$1,006,91413IDP/ATO Pictures
37I Love You Phillip Morris$8,77460%12-1$731$1,982,14815Roadside Attractions
38Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$8,16839%3-1$2,723$71,8795Phase 4 Films
39Making The Boys$7,513--1--$7,513$7,5131First Run Features
40The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$7,507-21%4-1$1,877$766,98132National Geographic
41All Good Things$7,20294%4-1$1,801$557,40315Magnolia Pictures
42Black Death$6,692--3--$2,231$6,6921Magnolia / Magnet
43Galapagos$6,48819%31$2,163$17,909,368594IMAX
44The Way Back$5,72051%50$1,144$2,713,0918Newmarket Films
45Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula$5,688--3--$1,896$5,6881Indican Pictures
46Elektra Luxx$5,601--4--$1,400$5,6011IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
47My Dog Tulip$5,251134%43$1,313$223,69428New Yorker Films
48Diary of a Country Priest (2011 re-issue)$5,118-35%10$5,118$33,2053Rialto
49Putty Hill$4,988-62%2-1$2,494$30,2354Cinema Guild
50Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie$4,887--1--$4,887$28,77315Argot Pictures
51The Housemaid (Hanyo)$4,808-45%9-3$534$127,5408IFC Films
52Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen$4,62747%30$1,542$425,51322Zeitgeist Films
53Winter's Bone$4,580-51%9-4$509$6,527,44840Roadside Attractions
54Monogamy$4,476--1--$4,476$4,4761Oscilloscope
55Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$3,985-1%20$1,993$23,546,702180National Geographic
56Marwencol$2,907-31%2-1$1,454$108,80523Cinema Guild
57Orgasm Inc.$2,686764%32$895$24,8645First Run Features
58Waste Land$2,555-58%3-2$852$185,38720Arthouse Films
59A Somewhat Gentle Man$2,540-48%1-2$2,540$23,8539Strand Releasing
60Kaboom$2,304-51%5-1$461$94,3627IFC Films
61Kings of Pastry$2,179--1--$2,179$317,86526First Run
62Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster$2,145-19%2-1$1,073$185,0467Variance Films
63Bhutto$2,051-43%2-1$1,026$95,61015First Run Features
64Enemies of the People$1,395332%21$698$71,02733International Film Circuit
65Carancho$1,392-3%21$696$42,2305Strand Releasing
66Vanishing on 7th Street$1,082-73%4-1$271$22,1974Magnolia / Magnet
67Animal Kingdom$1,042251%32$347$1,043,79831Sony Pictures Classics
68Made in Dagenham$1,028-79%71$147$1,052,11517Sony Pictures Classics
69Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench$960--1--$960$31,23719Variance Films
70The Strange Case of Angelica$702-43%20$351$39,66711Cinema Guild
71The Trouble with Terkel$568--1--$568$30,04251Indican
72The Red Chapel$425--1--$425$5,66111Lorber Films
73Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$370--2--$185$107,41038Kino International
74Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$342--1--$342$70,56341Indican Pictures
75Tamara Drewe$230--1--$230$560,10123Sony Pictures Classics
76Plastic Planet$210--1--$210$2,4129First Run Features