'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, Mar. 8 - Sun, Mar. 10

Wide (1000+)

1Oz: The Great and Powerful$78,000,000--3,912--$19,939$78,000,0001Disney
2Jack the Giant Slayer$9,800,000-64%3,5250$2,780$43,591,3692Warner Bros. / New Line
3Identity Thief$6,200,000-36%3,002-228$2,065$116,410,8855Universal
4Dead Man Down$5,500,000--2,188--$2,514$5,500,0001FilmDistrict
5Snitch (2013)$4,900,000-37%2,340-171$2,094$31,655,1273Lionsgate / Summit
621 And Over$4,700,000-46%2,7710$1,696$16,483,9752Relativity Media
7Safe Haven$3,800,000-39%2,541-410$1,495$62,884,0974Relativity Media
8Silver Linings Playbook$3,750,000-34%1,727-109$2,171$120,754,34217Weinstein Company
9Escape From Planet Earth$3,300,000-50%2,549-561$1,295$47,925,1824Weinstein Company
10The Last Exorcism Part II$2,900,000-62%2,7000$1,074$11,862,5992CBS Films
11A Good Day to Die Hard$2,100,000-54%1,725-864$1,217$63,346,4014Fox

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