'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, May. 17 - Sun, May. 19

Wide (1000+)

1Star Trek Into Darkness$68,000,000--3,868--$17,580$81,536,4221Paramount
2Iron Man 3$36,000,000-50%4,237-16$8,497$337,891,8833Disney
3The Great Gatsby (2013)$23,000,000-54%3,55015$6,479$89,743,6042Warner Bros.
4Pain and Gain$3,000,000-40%2,429-874$1,235$46,474,4944Paramount
542 (2013)$2,750,000-40%2,380-550$1,155$88,754,5126Warner Bros.
6The Croods$2,600,000-28%2,373-277$1,096$176,600,1839Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Oblivion (2013)$2,300,000-44%2,077-693$1,107$85,550,9605Universal
8Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$2,250,000-51%2,0410$1,102$7,957,7772Lionsgate
9The Big Wedding$1,150,000-54%1,443-855$797$20,247,9844Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

1Mud$2,200,000-13%960108$2,292$11,627,4254Roadside Attractions

Platform (1 — 99)

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