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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Jan. 7 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 7 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$6,151,668-41%3,730-38$1,649$163,844,9613Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$3,040,818-47%3,027157$1,005$124,035,4914Sony / Columbia
3Children of Men$2,581,934-36%1,2091193$2,136$11,805,5471Universal
4Freedom Writers$2,063,125-48%1,360--$1,517$9,404,8641Paramount
5Charlotte's Web (2006)$1,909,041-32%3,303-442$578$66,964,5794Paramount
6Happily N'Ever After$1,723,161-38%2,381--$724$6,607,9071Lionsgate
7The Good Shepherd$1,608,613-43%2,25032$715$48,342,3453Universal
8Rocky Balboa$1,515,000-41%3,018-1$502$60,644,1853MGM
9Eragon$1,347,651-35%2,625-360$513$67,044,5434Fox
10Happy Feet$1,252,789-27%2,212-353$566$185,424,6958Warner Bros.