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 Tue, Jan. 9 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 9 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$1,228,105-6%3,730-38$329$166,382,4163Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$891,12312%3,027157$294$125,722,2674Sony / Columbia
3Children of Men$840,5142%1,2091193$695$13,468,6611Universal
4The Good Shepherd$539,70417%2,25032$240$49,344,8703Universal
5Freedom Writers$493,2731%1,360--$363$10,387,7211Paramount
6Rocky Balboa$433,6298%3,018-1$144$61,479,4893MGM
7Blood Diamond$391,39117%1,510-410$259$44,618,5505Warner Bros.
8Charlotte's Web (2006)$336,196-3%3,303-442$102$67,648,4924Paramount
9The Holiday$326,57916%2,320-378$141$59,427,8525Sony / Columbia
10We Are Marshall$316,04825%2,502-104$126$34,636,2873Warner Bros.