'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 Wed, Sep. 20 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 20 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gridiron Gang$731,689-11%3,504--$209$16,808,5191Sony / Columbia
2The Black Dahlia$668,716-16%2,226--$300$12,252,7281Universal
3The Last Kiss (2006)$326,661-13%1,357--$241$5,685,5641Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Illusionist (2006)$296,176-3%1,43876$206$23,996,3945Yari Film Group
5The Covenant$292,409-7%2,6810$109$16,724,1522Sony / Screen Gems
6Little Miss Sunshine$289,668-2%1,436-124$202$47,211,4038Fox Searchlight
7Invincible (2006)$263,410-5%2,830-157$93$51,901,5874Disney
10The Protector (2006)$206,572-12%1,5410$134$9,740,4102The Weinstein Company