'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, Aug. 20 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 20 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Exorcist: The Beginning$7,022,858--2,803--$2,505$7,022,8581Warner Bros.
2Without a Paddle$4,742,944--2,730--$1,737$4,742,9441Paramount
3The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$4,071,49866%3,49018$1,167$52,235,6842Disney
4Alien Vs. Predator$3,924,77863%3,4016$1,154$54,477,4712Fox
5Open Water$3,885,1452747%2,7092654$1,434$6,439,5041Lionsgate
7The Bourne Supremacy$1,911,42284%2,532-444$755$145,832,5625Universal
8The Village$1,150,38142%2,249-893$512$104,475,9064Disney
9The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$1,147,25982%1,920-692$598$51,674,7284Paramount
10Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie$795,07536%2,4110$330$13,066,7282Warner Bros.