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, May. 2 - Sun, May. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man 2$91,608,337--4,324--$21,186$91,608,3371Sony / Columbia
2The Other Woman (2014)$14,407,264-42%3,23833$4,449$47,552,7362Fox
3Heaven is for Real$8,601,509-40%2,930225$2,936$65,503,9183Sony / TriStar
4Captain America: The Winter Soldier$7,774,269-52%3,179-441$2,446$237,155,4805Disney
5Rio 2$7,711,952-44%3,314-389$2,327$106,582,2284Fox
6Brick Mansions$3,691,672-61%2,6470$1,395$15,628,9882Relativity Media
7Divergent$2,182,283-40%1,639-427$1,331$142,669,0097Lionsgate / Summit
8The Quiet Ones$1,994,670-49%2,0270$984$6,755,7022Lionsgate
9God's Not Dead$1,765,906-37%1,330-270$1,328$55,561,3087Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Bears$1,710,162-54%1,79070$955$14,366,2163Disneynature
11Draft Day$1,382,280-50%1,354-726$1,021$26,426,0474Lionsgate / Summit
12Transcendence$1,173,020-72%1,775-1680$661$21,366,2303Warner Bros.
13A Haunted House 2$1,075,668-66%1,328-982$810$16,124,4633Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,777,513-28%884-137$2,011$51,548,9459Fox Searchlight
2Noah$900,538-61%929-675$969$99,025,2876Paramount
3Oculus$761,099-65%884-997$861$26,702,3654Relativity Media
4The Railway Man$502,556-13%1648$3,064$1,629,3544Weinstein Company
5Fading Gigolo$482,84761%11073$4,390$1,124,9223Millennium Entertainment
6RoboCop (2014)$404,440329%23184$1,751$58,317,50412Sony / Columbia
7Mr. Peabody & Sherman$402,961-27%410-58$983$108,548,0629Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8The Lunchbox$262,841-18%149-16$1,764$3,081,44710Sony Pictures Classics
9Muppets Most Wanted$260,271-54%376-189$692$49,779,2167Disney
10The LEGO Movie$228,911-36%220-83$1,041$253,106,87513Warner Bros.
11Under the Skin (2014)$169,412-38%125-33$1,355$1,838,4195A24
12Non-Stop (2014)$152,530-25%218-34$700$90,716,20010Universal
13300: Rise of an Empire$121,045-48%235-90$515$106,036,1809Warner Bros.
14Frozen (2013)$116,922-38%179-48$653$400,344,85824Disney
15The Monuments Men$109,930-5%145-21$758$77,842,89713Sony / Columbia
16Need For Speed$96,849-43%133-54$728$43,045,2798Disney / DreamWorks
17The Nut Job$49,745-51%101-59$493$64,238,76716Open Road
18Son of God$31,692-55%126-85$252$59,631,57510Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Only Lovers Left Alive$192,320-4%6714$2,870$786,3614Sony Pictures Classics
22 States$180,100-59%96-41$1,876$2,023,3863UTV Motion Pictures
3Finding Vivian Maier$151,2723%9030$1,681$926,0096IFC Films
4Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$134,838-5%370$3,644$1,326,5355Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Locke$133,85465%2521$5,354$246,6392A24
6Belle$106,578--4--$26,645$106,5781Fox Searchlight
7Le Week-End$96,415-36%90-39$1,071$2,003,0088Music Box Films
8Blue Ruin$73,628126%6053$1,227$121,4862RADiUS-TWC
9Journey to the South Pacific$65,519-23%14-2$4,680$2,424,70223IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
10Ida (2014)$55,438--3--$18,479$55,4381Music Box Films
11Hubble 3D$49,844-7%191$2,623$43,888,213216Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Jodorowsky's Dune$45,260-7%6120$742$459,9717Sony Pictures Classics
13The German Doctor$44,08329%149$3,149$94,0972IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
14Cesar Chavez$42,084-2%9752$434$5,550,8666Lionsgate / Pantelion
15Jerusalem 3D$41,406--18--$2,300$3,990,88333National Geographic
16Walk of Shame$39,751--51--$779$39,7511Focus World
17The Raid 2$29,270-64%38-33$770$2,552,7516Sony Pictures Classics
18Particle Fever$27,368-37%19-3$1,440$765,9719Abramorama / Bond 360
193 Days to Kill$27,228-35%64-21$425$30,655,53811Relativity Media
20Joe (2014)$26,846-30%39-2$688$341,3334Roadside Attractions
21The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$26,364-9%13-1$2,028$149,1595Zeitgeist Films
22Dancing in Jaffa$25,2498%2310$1,098$101,2574IFC Films
23Dom Hemingway$24,804-62%47-72$528$496,3025Fox Searchlight
24Sabotage (2014)$23,824-34%60-15$397$10,471,6886Open Road
25Gravity$19,331-51%65-40$297$274,084,95131Warner Bros.
26Bad Words$18,292-62%40-74$457$7,719,1578Focus
27Godzilla: The Japanese Original$17,7471796%98$1,972$40,8873Rialto Pictures
28Decoding Annie Parker$16,781--13--$1,291$16,7811eOne Films US
29The Wind Rises$14,282-10%260$549$5,177,16811Disney
30Alan Partridge$11,418-60%18-4$634$140,4825Magnolia Pictures
3150 to 1$10,729-49%16-7$671$664,5897Ten Furlongs
32On My Way$10,668-2%94$1,185$295,6788Cohen Media Group
33Philomena$10,661-27%22-11$485$37,692,01324Weinstein Company
34The M Word$10,458--10--$1,046$10,4581Rainbow Releasing
35Bicycling with Molière$10,262163%43$2,566$17,7152Strand Releasing
36Nymphomaniac: Volume I$9,401-34%15-1$627$740,4717Magnolia Pictures
37Tim's Vermeer$9,147-30%11-12$832$1,644,05314Sony Pictures Classics
3812 Years a Slave$8,337-51%20-12$417$56,667,87029Fox Searchlight
39Rob the Mob$8,122142%84$1,015$192,0027Millennium Entertainment
40Under the Sea 3D$7,4363%124$620$33,911,950273Warner Bros. / IMAX
41Hateship Loveship$7,408-27%15-1$494$39,8194IFC Films
42To the Arctic 3D$7,11610%93$791$14,021,570107Warner Bros. / IMAX
43Beneath the Harvest Sky$6,988-58%80$874$28,1162Tribeca Film
44That Demon Within$6,783-76%5-7$1,357$161,6253China Lion Film
45Nymphomaniac: Volume II$6,758-61%15-16$451$298,3065Magnolia Pictures
46For a Woman$6,530--2--$3,265$6,5301Film Movement
47For No Good Reason$5,96232%64$994$12,9282Sony Pictures Classics
48Watermark$5,449-52%11-5$495$76,7985eOne Films US
49Documented$5,422--1--$5,422$5,4221CNN Films
50Enemy$4,784-32%8-7$598$1,003,2778A24
51Gloria (2014)$4,670-24%90$519$2,099,69215Roadside Attractions
52Just a Sigh$3,65281%31$1,217$59,4617Distrib Films
53Young and Beautiful$3,214-30%10$3,214$11,6042IFC Films
54The Jewish Cardinal$2,662--3--$887$121,93117Film Movement
55Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$2,639-38%1-1$2,639$40,50413Rialto Pictures
56Born to Be Wild 3D$2,328-44%8-3$291$23,304,433161Warner Bros. / IMAX
57The Unknown Known$2,125-75%15-7$142$262,6135RADiUS-TWC
58Ilo Ilo$2,108--1--$2,108$33,7375Film Movement
5920 Feet from Stardom$1,75698%21$878$4,944,88947RADiUS-TWC
60The Invisible Woman$1,4389%42$360$1,231,29119Sony Pictures Classics
61Manakamana$1,423-9%10$1,423$10,5993Cinema Guild
62No God, No Master$1,305109%31$435$4,9886Monterey Media
63Redwood Highway$1,216835%32$405$1,6934Monterey Media
64More Than the Rainbow$1,082--1--$1,082$1,0821First Run Features
65August: Osage County$1,051-81%3-4$350$37,738,40019Weinstein Company
66Bright Days Ahead$916-81%1-3$916$9,0592Tribeca Film
67Mistaken for Strangers$78522%1-1$785$137,4606Abramorama
68Sweet Dreams (2013)$750--1--$750$51,59927International Film Circuit
69Gabrielle (2014)$634-29%10$634$5,5343eOne Films US
70Big Men$589--1--$589$43,1918Abramorama
71American Mustang$482-68%10$482$48,70016Vitagraph / Just Media
72Stranger By the Lake$461-33%2-2$231$324,89115Strand Releasing
73Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$417--1--$417$012Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
74Cheap Thrills$293--1--$293$59,1147Drafthouse Films
75The Protector 2$270--1--$270$2701Magnolia / Magnet
76Tasting Menu$206-13%10$206$9,4593Magnolia Pictures
77The Missing Picture$156-97%1-4$156$49,0347Strand Releasing
78The Final Member$36-99%1-9$36$10,9493Drafthouse Films