'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 Sat, Sep. 11 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 11 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Apocalypse$8,487,867-8%3,284--$2,585$17,719,3811Sony / Screen Gems
2Cellular$4,416,03738%2,749--$1,606$7,614,5171New Line
3Without a Paddle$2,132,16666%2,754-2$774$44,426,4304Paramount
4Hero (2002)$1,929,86061%2,17583$887$40,359,1893Miramax
5The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$1,376,89991%2,452-687$562$88,425,0545Disney
6Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$1,328,37684%2,544-361$522$26,822,1933Sony / Screen Gems
9Vanity Fair$1,180,62653%1,0543$1,120$10,439,2682Focus
10The Cookout$1,133,28687%1,3030$870$7,960,7262Lionsgate