Grosses

'No Good Deed' Takes in a Healthy $29.9M in its First WeekSeptember 19, 2014 12:43 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's No Good Deed took in $1.05 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh straight day. The low-budget thriller from Screen Gems starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson fell 11 percent from Wednesday. No Good Deed was off to a very nice start this week with a stronger than expected first place seven-day take of $29.91 million. That places the film 7 percent ahead of the $25.96 million seven-day take of 2009's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 35 percent ahead of the $22.20 million seven-day gross of last year's The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy held steady in second place with $0.558 million. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Disney and Marvel was down 5 percent from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. Guardians of the Galaxy placed in third for the week with $10.60 million. That was down just 21 percent from the previous week and brings the seven-week total for the film to a massive $308.49 million.

Dolphin Tale 2 rounded out its first week of release with a third place take of $0.459 million. The family film sequel from Warner Bros. fell 9 percent from Wednesday's performance. Dolphin Tale 2 placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $18.06 million. That is on the low end of pre-release expectations and places the film 22 percent behind the $23.27 million seven-day gross of 2011's Dolphin Tale.

Fox's Let's Be Cops was up one spot from Wednesday to place in fourth on Thursday with $0.319 million. The low-budget action comedy was down 8 percent from Wednesday. Let's Be Cops claimed fifth place for the week with $5.85 million. The film was down only 22 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a very solid $74.52 million in 37 days of release.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop was down one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.294 million. The crime drama starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini fell a concerning 20 percent from Wednesday. The Drop still performed well for the week as a whole, with a sixth place seven-day start of $5.64 million while playing in a modest 809 locations.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 5 - Sun, Jul. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me 2$82,500,000--3,997--$20,640$142,057,6451Universal
2The Lone Ranger$29,432,000--3,904--$7,539$48,936,1611Disney
3The Heat$25,000,000-36%3,1843$7,852$86,495,2882Fox
4Monsters University$19,590,000-57%3,739-265$5,239$216,127,6323Disney
5World War Z$18,200,000-39%3,316-291$5,489$158,780,6753Paramount
6White House Down$13,500,000-46%3,2220$4,190$50,506,7632Sony / Columbia
7Man of Steel$11,415,000-45%2,905-1226$3,929$271,189,1534Warner Bros.
8This Is The End$5,800,000-33%2,104-606$2,757$85,604,1534Sony / Columbia
9Now You See Me$2,770,000-51%1,606-958$1,725$110,415,4126Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$10,100,000--876--$11,530$17,460,7041Lionsgate / Summit
2Star Trek Into Darkness$1,310,000-39%565-470$2,319$223,064,5638Paramount
3Fast & Furious 6$1,000,000-59%617-933$1,621$235,415,1107Universal
4Epic$520,000-37%428-346$1,215$104,051,3337Fox
5Before Midnight$513,141-19%214-76$2,398$6,611,1657Sony Pictures Classics
6Iron Man 3$503,000-63%294-246$1,711$406,432,31910Disney
7Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$472,160-18%170-52$2,777$3,079,8195Roadside Attractions
8The Internship$445,000-69%379-629$1,174$42,747,8035Fox
9The Croods$345,000-26%269-38$1,283$185,127,84616Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10The Purge$328,000-73%256-866$1,281$63,558,4105Universal
11Mud$176,740-14%111-57$1,592$20,875,74011Roadside Attractions
12The East$172,000-33%102-83$1,686$1,972,8226Fox Searchlight
13Pain and Gain$114,000957%170144$671$49,516,28911Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$575,000--19--$30,263$575,0001Fox Searchlight
220 Feet from Stardom$510,133120%8945$5,732$1,101,7034RADiUS-TWC
3Unfinished Song$248,000169%7051$3,543$443,2203Weinstein Company
4The Attack$204,77950%5317$3,864$482,5343Cohen Media Group
5Fill the Void$160,157-13%59-2$2,715$1,203,6437Sony Pictures Classics
6I'm So Excited$149,24653%1611$9,328$311,7212Sony Pictures Classics
7Frances Ha$145,00026%69-21$2,101$3,678,2608IFC Films
8The Kings of Summer$95,00012%513$1,863$1,082,9366CBS Films
9Stories We Tell$44,55658%274$1,650$1,450,0279Roadside Attractions
10Stuck in Love$38,135--21--$1,816$38,1351Millennium Entertainment
11G.I. Joe: Retaliation$34,000-53%63-55$540$122,476,08615Paramount
12Museum Hours$32,328--3--$10,776$84,7712Cinema Guild
13What Maisie Knew$13,449-26%12-6$1,121$1,021,85610Millenium Entertainment
14The Iceman$6,40466%61$1,067$1,940,04010Millennium Entertainment