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.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Apr. 29 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast Five$34,399,360--3,644--$9,440$34,399,3601Universal
2Rio (2011)$3,644,879125%3,708-134$983$92,871,8943Fox
3Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$3,086,833183%2,2880$1,349$34,116,9472Lionsgate
4Water for Elephants$2,919,273113%2,8203$1,035$26,057,0742Fox
5Prom$1,878,515--2,730--$688$1,878,5151Disney
6Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$1,090,954--2,505--$436$1,090,9541Weinstein Company
7Soul Surfer$1,021,572148%2,010-230$508$31,496,7244Sony / TriStar
8Insidious$1,011,058202%1,584-546$638$46,631,2945FilmDistrict
9African Cats$962,22179%1,2244$786$9,227,2422Disneynature
10Source Code$809,837119%1,645-718$492$47,187,2015Summit
11Scream 4$794,97673%2,221-1093$358$34,111,6553Weinstein Company
12HOP$730,480102%3,176-440$230$103,450,0455Universal
13Hanna$693,39962%1,569-815$442$34,394,6124Focus
14Arthur (2011)$335,12211%1,251-1519$268$30,998,3814Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Apr. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Limitless$355,19260%838-525$424$75,347,0617Relativity Media
2The Conspirator$290,60266%697-152$417$7,952,0083Roadside Attractions
3Dylan Dog: Dead of Night$267,577--875--$306$267,5771Omni Lab/Freestyle Releasing
4Your Highness$229,14058%402-1208$570$20,702,0854Universal
5The Lincoln Lawyer$214,39448%719-501$298$54,224,7027Lionsgate
6The Adjustment Bureau$166,185743%27714$600$61,389,2659Universal
7Win Win$166,007122%302-86$550$7,111,5627Fox Searchlight
8Jane Eyre (2011)$134,08747%294-25$456$8,362,0278Focus
9Paul$109,760540%224-21$490$36,753,7307Universal
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$100,91076%503-425$201$50,720,0646Fox
11Rango$69,577108%277-280$251$119,748,2719Paramount
12Just Go With It$39,479125%199-66$198$102,720,63812Sony / Columbia
13Red Riding Hood$38,152113%209-99$183$37,300,8988Warner Bros.
14The King's Speech$35,61666%185-49$193$138,455,48923Weinstein Company
15Beastly$26,991159%126-11$214$27,668,1759CBS Films
16Battle: Los Angeles$21,91524%102-118$215$82,745,3608Sony / Columbia
17Hall Pass$18,99154%116-86$164$44,944,56110Warner Bros. / New Line
18Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$14,54676%109-57$133$72,900,05612Paramount
19Unknown (2011)$13,93444%101-61$138$63,609,11511Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Apr. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$102,68619%69-139$1,488$3,550,8944Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Hubble 3D$50,2551%320$1,570$24,398,60159Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Dum Maaro Dum$28,769141%93-8$309$420,4252Fox Searchlight
4Sucker Punch$17,007-39%74-170$230$36,022,8546Warner Bros.
5Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$15,815185%69-23$229$37,773,41411Fox
6Kill the Irishman$11,035201%307$368$1,034,8858Anchor Bay Films
7No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$8,6871%45-44$193$1,248,6244Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Cedar Rapids$3,663-7%26-10$141$6,790,11912Fox Searchlight
9Biutiful$2,52615%221$115$5,050,64118Roadside Attractions
10The Company Men$2,304106%150$154$4,407,83015Weinstein Company
11Sympathy For Delicious$2,109--2--$1,055$2,1091Maya Entertainment
12Meet Monica Velour$1,6972193%10$1,697$20,3464Anchor Bay Films
13Miral$1,566-44%10-10$157$355,9776Weinstein Company
14Thank You$413--7-13$59$460,1254UTV Communications
15The Music Never Stopped$144-40%4-2$36$234,5007Roadside Attractions