'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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 18 - Sun, Jan. 20

Wide (1000+)

2Zero Dark Thirty$15,200,000-38%2,9469$5,160$53,544,7575Sony / Columbia
3Silver Linings Playbook$9,800,00095%2,5231713$3,884$53,759,27010Weinstein Company
4Gangster Squad$8,800,000-48%3,1030$2,836$31,910,0602Warner Bros.
5Broken City$8,700,000--2,620--$3,321$8,700,0001Fox
6A Haunted House$7,900,000-56%2,1600$3,657$29,513,1792Open Road
7Django Unchained$7,800,000-29%2,516-496$3,100$137,918,7354Weinstein Company
8Les Miserables (2012)$7,300,000-24%2,579-348$2,831$129,858,0204Universal
9The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$6,100,000-33%2,323-689$2,626$287,089,7416Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Last Stand$5,700,000--2,913--$1,957$5,700,0001Lionsgate
11Lincoln$5,300,000-16%2,174147$2,438$160,436,07911Disney / DreamWorks
12Parental Guidance$4,400,000-28%2,337-620$1,883$66,425,1544Fox
13Life of Pi$3,300,00022%1,256499$2,627$99,137,3059Fox

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