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 Wed, Feb. 21 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 21 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost Rider$2,173,887-18%3,619--$601$56,833,4321Sony / Columbia
2Bridge to Terabithia$1,256,753-17%3,139--$400$31,304,5121Disney
3Norbit$922,004-15%3,1382$294$64,012,2862Paramount / DreamWorks
4Music and Lyrics$857,766-13%2,95526$290$23,245,7991Warner Bros.
5Breach$662,664-9%1,489--$445$13,655,3771Universal
6Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls$485,893-21%2,1110$230$19,859,8061Lionsgate
7Hannibal Rising$408,287-8%3,0030$136$23,769,0122MGM / Weinstein
8Because I Said So$391,675-9%2,446-83$160$35,132,4923Universal
9Night at the Museum$303,411-10%2,042-394$149$239,139,2599Fox
10The Messengers$240,708-10%2,183-346$110$31,557,8853Sony / Screen Gems