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, Apr. 18 - Sun, Apr. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Captain America: The Winter Soldier$25,587,056-38%3,825-113$6,689$200,501,5103Disney
2Heaven is for Real$22,522,221--2,417--$9,318$29,556,4141Sony / TriStar
3Rio 2$22,159,742-44%3,97527$5,575$75,045,1222Fox
4Transcendence$10,886,386--3,455--$3,151$10,886,3861Warner Bros.
5A Haunted House 2$8,843,875--2,310--$3,829$8,843,8751Open Road
6Draft Day$5,713,076-42%2,7810$2,054$19,360,8632Lionsgate / Summit
7Divergent$5,611,624-24%2,486-624$2,257$133,776,4915Lionsgate / Summit
8Oculus$5,156,880-57%2,6480$1,947$21,146,2712Relativity Media
9Noah$5,003,303-34%2,537-745$1,972$93,277,1294Paramount
10Bears$4,776,267--1,720--$2,777$4,776,2671Disneynature
11God's Not Dead$4,646,762-16%1,796-64$2,587$48,172,0755Freestyle / Pure Flix
12The Grand Budapest Hotel$3,415,528-16%1,280-187$2,668$44,964,9297Fox Searchlight

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12 States$1,073,898--135--$7,955$1,073,8981UTV Motion Pictures
2Muppets Most Wanted$1,057,265-54%929-1332$1,138$48,307,8185Disney
3Mr. Peabody & Sherman$788,223-58%780-1221$1,011$107,164,8047Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Under the Skin (2014)$422,60750%176122$2,401$1,041,4753A24
5The LEGO Movie$399,466-20%340-270$1,175$252,259,05611Warner Bros.
6Non-Stop (2014)$379,270-49%360-402$1,054$90,147,1308Universal
7The Raid 2$363,672-62%539-415$675$2,219,2614Sony Pictures Classics
8The Lunchbox$349,66323%15829$2,213$2,220,6098Sony Pictures Classics
9Need For Speed$294,059-57%258-355$1,140$42,648,9426Disney / DreamWorks
10Son of God$270,704-9%503-402$538$59,437,0418Fox
11Le Week-End$266,8206%1494$1,791$1,587,5416Music Box Films
12Frozen (2013)$258,894-33%290-54$893$399,877,96722Disney
13300: Rise of an Empire$232,168-47%265-260$876$105,481,7457Warner Bros.
14Bad Words$164,770-72%223-540$739$7,563,0886Focus
15Dom Hemingway$144,675106%12987$1,122$300,0143Fox Searchlight
16The Monuments Men$143,996-18%221-44$652$77,495,40511Sony / Columbia
17RoboCop (2014)$115,511-23%175-19$660$57,735,25910Sony / Columbia
18The Nut Job$110,117-41%201-60$548$64,015,09314Open Road
19Cesar Chavez$83,240-71%117-188$711$5,391,2874Lionsgate / Pantelion
20Sabotage (2014)$81,182-78%130-621$624$10,353,4434Open Road
21Make Your Move$81,172--142--$572$81,1721High Top Releasing
22Gravity$71,447-47%145-57$493$273,980,13229Warner Bros.
233 Days to Kill$66,94569%11027$609$30,539,4219Relativity Media
24About Last Night$63,486370%10983$582$48,569,01810Sony / Screen Gems
25Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$46,002-45%114-21$404$15,925,7296Lionsgate
26Philomena$30,258-43%101-56$300$37,638,92222Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$184,46331%370$4,985$816,4643Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Fading Gigolo$180,801--5--$36,160$180,8011Millennium Entertainment
3The Railway Man$164,252166%2622$6,317$252,4022Weinstein Company
4Finding Vivian Maier$132,84634%3919$3,406$491,2414IFC Films
5Only Lovers Left Alive$116,94433%1713$6,879$247,1162Sony Pictures Classics
6Journey to the South Pacific$80,78410%151$5,386$2,135,70521IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
7Hubble 3D$78,67142%184$4,371$43,650,259214Warner Bros. / IMAX
8That Demon Within$77,130--17--$4,537$77,1301China Lion Film
9Joe (2014)$74,457-30%480$1,551$226,9512Roadside Attractions
1050 to 1$58,970-25%56-39$1,053$600,1105Ten Furlongs
11Jodorowsky's Dune$38,902-8%318$1,255$306,8505Sony Pictures Classics
12The Unknown Known$33,589-47%49-31$685$225,5613RADiUS-TWC
13Particle Fever$33,129-20%230$1,440$655,4267Abramorama / Bond 360
14Frankie & Alice$29,870-77%43-128$695$674,1513Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
1512 Years a Slave$25,972-21%53-11$490$56,614,63327Fox Searchlight
16Pompeii$25,101-39%64-29$392$23,219,7489Sony / TriStar
17Nymphomaniac: Volume II$24,560-64%301$819$242,9393Magnolia Pictures
18The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$22,84323%84$2,855$60,1843Zeitgeist Films
19Nymphomaniac: Volume I$20,204-63%26-23$777$697,1865Magnolia Pictures
20Watermark$18,803127%85$2,350$42,8613eOne Films US
21Tim's Vermeer$18,621-6%28-1$665$1,598,89112Sony Pictures Classics
22Dancing in Jaffa$17,70268%97$1,967$36,4382IFC Films
23The Wind Rises$17,558-29%18-7$975$5,127,3609Disney
24Ernest & Celestine$13,870-44%31-8$447$241,9548GKIDS
25Alan Partridge$12,6537%114$1,150$82,2343Magnolia Pictures
26Rob the Mob$11,983-60%13-17$922$174,9275Millennium Entertainment
27Under the Sea 3D$11,26886%70$1,610$33,871,520271Warner Bros. / IMAX
28Godzilla: The Japanese Original$10,903--1--$10,903$10,9031Rialto Pictures
29Enemy$10,409-65%15-24$694$976,4946A24
3013 Sins$9,261--45--$206$9,2611RADiUS-TWC
31Dallas Buyers Club$8,634-51%14-19$617$27,289,11625Focus
32The Face of Love$7,768-66%13-19$598$328,7267IFC Films
33Cuban Fury$7,493-87%8-71$937$90,3102eOne Films US
34Gloria (2014)$6,922-41%13-11$532$2,083,11813Roadside Attractions
35To the Arctic 3D$6,7792%51$1,356$13,984,851105Warner Bros. / IMAX
36Hateship Loveship$6,4647%32$2,155$14,7932IFC Films
37Cousin Jules (2013 re-issue)$6,254--3--$2,085$25,44221Cinema Guild
38Tasting Menu$6,010--5--$1,202$6,0101Magnolia Pictures
39Kid Cannabis$5,565--10--$557$5,5651Well Go USA
40Main Tera Hero$5,343-88%770$69$274,5793Eros International
41Child's Pose$5,041179%42$1,260$87,3349Zeitgeist Films
42Veronica Mars$4,749-44%15-8$317$3,319,1096Warner Bros.
43American Mustang$4,658--1--$4,658$43,77514Vitagraph / Just Media
44Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq$4,177-56%62$696$144,87011Kino Lorber
45The Retrieval$3,912--1--$3,912$23,1236Variance Films
46Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me$3,843-55%7-9$549$301,7249IFC Films
47Manakamana$3,635--1--$3,635$3,6351Cinema Guild
48August: Osage County$3,252-58%16-11$203$37,726,51217Weinstein Company
49Hank and Asha$3,176-49%21$1,588$10,5442FilmRise Releasing
50Gabrielle (2014)$3,024--1--$3,024$3,0241eOne Films US
51Born to Be Wild 3D$2,536-49%9-2$282$23,281,512159Warner Bros. / IMAX
52Big Men$2,168--2--$1,084$41,9776Abramorama
53The Final Member$2,064--7--$295$2,0641Drafthouse Films
54Sweet Dreams (2013)$1,73879%1-2$1,738$49,26225International Film Circuit
55No God, No Master$1,632--2--$816$2,8544Monterey Media
56Half the Road$1,613--2--$807$1,6131First Run Features
57The Great Beauty$1,549-72%4-1$387$2,852,40023Janus Films
58The Invisible Woman$1,083-44%1-6$1,083$1,226,03617Sony Pictures Classics
59Cheap Thrills$1,004-76%5-5$201$57,9625Drafthouse Films
60The Missing Picture$77242%2-1$386$41,1235Strand Releasing
61When Comedy Went to School$542--1--$542$367,91338International Film Circuit
62It Felt Like Love$285--1--$285$29,0985Variance Films
63Redwood Highway$233677%21$117$2632Monterey Media
6420 Feet from Stardom$150-69%1-1$150$4,941,72745RADiUS-TWC