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, Jul. 6 - Sun, Jul. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man$62,004,688--4,318--$14,360$137,022,2581Sony / Columbia
2Ted (2012)$32,202,395-41%3,25617$9,890$119,849,7402Universal
3Brave$19,612,370-42%3,891-273$5,040$173,969,3413Disney
4Savages$16,016,910--2,628--$6,095$16,016,9101Universal
5Magic Mike$15,642,337-60%3,120190$5,014$72,829,1072Warner Bros.
6Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$10,177,029-60%2,1610$4,709$45,822,9842Lionsgate
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$7,520,690-36%2,861-854$2,629$195,905,1265Paramount / DreamWorks
8Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$7,138,266--2,730--$2,615$10,240,2131Paramount
9People Like Us$2,194,535-48%2,0550$1,068$9,190,9022Disney / DreamWorks
10Marvel's The Avengers$2,168,124-51%1,125-632$1,927$611,127,88410Disney
11Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$1,944,534-68%1,657-1452$1,174$34,050,9103Fox
12Prometheus$1,815,500-63%1,105-846$1,643$122,390,2745Fox
13Snow White and the Huntsman$1,768,355-61%1,152-1185$1,535$149,756,5656Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$4,519,195-8%88430$5,112$26,780,9897Focus
2To Rome with Love$3,104,328348%806777$3,852$4,863,5383Sony Pictures Classics
3Men in Black 3$1,680,714-44%879-1023$1,912$173,089,6907Sony / Columbia
4The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$741,091-33%359-175$2,064$41,991,87310Fox Searchlight
5Rock of Ages$639,406-78%701-1704$912$36,974,6194Warner Bros. / New Line
6That's My Boy$621,656-72%400-1963$1,554$36,100,8334Sony / Columbia
7The Hunger Games$315,479-21%228-50$1,384$404,382,13316Lionsgate
8Dark Shadows$304,908-22%303-62$1,006$76,860,8799Warner Bros.
9Battleship$285,105-29%249-59$1,145$64,334,9508Universal
10Safety Not Guaranteed$252,956-33%109-55$2,321$2,170,0625FilmDistrict
11Bernie$250,914-22%113-53$2,220$7,770,79311Millennium Entertainment
12The Pirates! Band of Misfits$246,692-12%257-27$960$30,105,91611Sony / Columbia
13What to Expect When You're Expecting$208,25754%23633$882$40,420,5468Lionsgate
14The Dictator$143,881-5%18656$774$59,310,5518Paramount
15Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$132,945-14%175-27$760$213,494,66019Universal
16Think Like a Man$93,423-39%118-67$792$91,547,20512Sony / Screen Gems
17Chimpanzee$79,447269%13578$588$28,679,39012Disneynature
18Mirror Mirror$63,830-47%119-47$536$64,655,31015Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bol Bachchan$533,965--98--$5,449$561,9961Fox International Pictures
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$374,057120%1915$19,687$743,8462Fox Searchlight
3The Intouchables$272,797-13%60-8$4,547$3,095,8897Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$244,15212%520$4,695$5,064,59512Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Your Sister's Sister$152,836-32%951$1,609$994,2454IFC Films
6Take This Waltz$152,25011%4616$3,310$399,6442Magnolia Pictures
7Hubble 3D$62,82210%13-1$4,832$33,480,267121Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Born to Be Wild 3D$60,9625%330$1,847$19,839,54866Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Three Stooges$51,142-30%76-41$673$43,913,20413Fox
10For Greater Glory$47,220-54%39-34$1,211$5,414,3736ARC Entertainment
11The Lucky One (2012)$44,712-32%72-43$621$60,395,52212Warner Bros.
12The Cabin in the Woods$43,369-43%83-66$523$42,043,63313Lionsgate
13Headhunters$24,742-4%253$990$1,089,36611Magnolia Pictures
14Under the Sea 3D$22,466-9%6-6$3,744$31,816,321178Warner Bros. / IMAX
15Hysteria$22,029-72%35-38$629$1,639,0568Sony Pictures Classics
16Teri Meri Kahani$20,826-83%940$222$767,3483Eros International
17Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$19,22775%100$1,923$5,756,6891133D Entertainment
18Chernobyl Diaries$18,611-66%38-107$490$18,085,6017Warner Bros.
19Unforgivable$16,090-42%61$2,682$62,9172Strand Releasing
20Monsieur Lazhar$15,746-45%13-7$1,211$1,894,71337Music Box Films
21A Cat In Paris$14,424-52%120$1,202$183,4356GKIDS
22Where Do We Go Now?$13,398-9%8-13$1,675$456,1929Sony Pictures Classics
23Neil Young Journeys$10,974-9%52$2,195$33,8822Sony Pictures Classics
24Jiro Dreams of Sushi$10,510-15%110$955$2,502,59018Magnolia Pictures
25The Magic of Belle Isle$10,367--3--$3,456$10,3671Magnolia Pictures
26Damsels in Distress$9,40861%157$627$936,10814Sony Pictures Classics
27Marley$7,919-21%8-4$990$1,383,64812Magnolia Pictures
28Daisies (2012 re-issue)$6,576--1--$6,576$6,5761Janus Films
29Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow$6,062416%21$3,031$13,6858First Run Features
30Peace, Love & Misunderstanding$5,552-83%13-29$427$539,8965IFC Films
31Crooked Arrows$5,522-47%11-2$502$1,818,1808Branded/Peck Films
32Bel Ami$5,16569%5-1$1,033$111,4505Magnolia Pictures
33Kumare$5,061-35%1-1$5,061$45,3313Kino Lorber
34Dark Horse$4,756-8%30$1,585$74,5475Vitagraph
35I Wish$4,652-52%4-4$1,163$110,8059Magnolia Pictures
36Elena (2012)$4,237-62%3-7$1,412$141,4898Zeitgeist Films
37The Woman in the Fifth$3,944-44%6-1$657$107,9214IDP/ATO Pictures
38China Heavyweight$3,792--1--$3,792$3,7921Zeitgeist Films
39Whores' Glory$3,743--2--$1,872$27,22111Kino Lorber
40Crazy Eyes$3,259--2--$1,630$3,2591Strand Releasing
41The Raven$3,259-85%29-49$112$16,005,97811Relativity Media
42FOLLOW ME: The Yoni Netanyahu Story$3,259-29%3-2$1,086$107,39910International Film Circuit
43Nobody Else But You$3,2384217%32$1,079$20,5239First Run Features
44Turn Me On, Dammit!$2,665-46%3-1$888$104,61015New Yorker Films
45Elles$2,593519%43$648$145,13511Kino Lorber
46Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present$2,585-46%32$862$59,1954Music Box Films
47Beyond the Black Rainbow$2,539-16%52$508$49,1668Magnolia / Magnet
48The Invisible War$2,251-70%4-3$563$39,8013Cinedigm
49Darling Companion$2,090-54%4-7$523$772,63412Sony Pictures Classics
50God Bless America$1,704-56%4-4$426$122,0299Magnolia / Magnet
51The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$1,52622%20$763$1,102,03816Music Box Films
52The Turin Horse$1,46517%20$733$53,69022Cinema Guild
53Last Ride$1,30956%21$655$3,0852Music Box Films
54Pink Ribbons, Inc.$1,285-40%2-2$643$17,6176First Run Features
55Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog$1,070-33%30$357$12,3308Music Box Films
56OC87$966-56%1-2$966$36,4037Fisher Klingenstein Films
57Oslo, August 31st$908-16%10$908$62,7227Strand Releasing
58Paul Williams Still Alive$811-74%1-1$811$32,6975Abramorama
59Lola Versus$807-93%3-27$269$251,9135Fox Searchlight
60Gerhard Richter Painting$673-70%20$337$231,05117Kino Lorber
61Natural Selection$584--1--$584$48,15317Cinema Guild
62Footnote$581-81%3-2$194$2,007,45118Sony Pictures Classics
63This Is Not A Film$456--1--$456$68,82919Palisades Tartan
64Chely Wright: Wish Me Away$327-59%1-1$327$15,4616First Run Features
65The Color Wheel$290--1--$290$13,7128Cinema Conservancy
66Putin's Kiss$274--1--$274$5,13921Kino Lorber
675 Broken Cameras$114-16%10$114$49,8186Kino Lorber
68The Raid: Redemption$34-77%30$11$4,105,12316Sony Pictures Classics