'No Good Deed' Easily Maintains First Place on Wednesday with $1.18 MillionSeptember 18, 2014 07:05 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Sony reports that No Good Deed took in $1.18 million on Wednesday, off 35 percent rfom the day prior. That gives the thriller a 6-day haul of $28.9 million, an impressive start for the pic which is running 7 percent ahead of the pace of Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 37 percent ahead of The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy posted another $0.59 million yesterday for a 19.5 percent drop from last Wednesday. The Disney/Marvel blockbuster continues to show aggressive staying power in the post-summer market as its domestic tally has now reached $307.9 million. The film is running 3 percent ahead of the pace of the original Iron Man.

Warner Bros.' Dolphin Tale 2 grabbed $0.51 million yesterday as it was off 28 percent from Tuesday. The family-driven sequel has earned $17.6 million in its first six days, 18.5 percent less than its 2011 predecessor.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop continues to impress in limited release. The Tom Hardy/James Gandolfini thriller added $0.37 million from 809 locations yesterday for a strong $453 per-theater average. With $5.35 million in the bank through six days of release, the film will expand into wider release starting this weekend.

Rounding out the top five, Let's Be Cops grossed $0.35 million for a 21 percent week-to-week drop. The comedy has certainly found its audience since opening in August, ringing up $74.2 million to-date.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Dec. 19 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 19 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$21,811,25328%3,703--$5,890$73,281,3011New Line
2Mona Lisa Smile$4,116,646--2,677--$1,538$4,116,6461Sony / Columbia
3Something's Gotta Give$3,225,041123%2,6770$1,205$25,238,1592Sony / Columbia
4The Last Samurai$2,108,90799%2,93830$718$53,827,9313Warner Bros.
5Stuck on You$1,639,264201%3,0074$545$13,338,6442Fox
6Elf$1,430,855179%2,451-425$584$150,761,7047New Line
7Bad Santa$1,378,834160%2,225-315$620$39,197,5004Miramax / Dimension
8Love Don't Cost a Thing$1,164,505271%1,8440$632$8,606,1452Warner Bros.
9The Haunted Mansion$950,137224%2,414-587$394$55,825,1604Disney
10Honey (2003)$848,622204%1,824-148$465$21,738,8313Universal