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 Sat, Jul. 7 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 7 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers$25,701,84713%4,011--$6,408$133,262,1581Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ratatouille$10,856,23015%3,9400$2,755$100,803,7142Disney
3Live Free or Die Hard$6,888,71326%3,4113$2,020$79,030,9992Fox
4License to Wed$3,827,1454%2,604--$1,470$14,922,0721Warner Bros.
5Evan Almighty$3,321,15614%3,460-176$960$76,214,1583Universal
61408$2,650,55812%2,631-102$1,007$51,675,8013MGM / Weinstein
7Knocked Up$2,002,63021%2,213-452$905$130,531,2046Universal
8Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$1,666,78426%2,618-806$637$122,633,3544Fox
9Ocean's Thirteen$1,423,67830%2,102-801$677$108,145,3285Warner Bros.
10Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$1,195,62625%1,869-293$640$300,871,2877Disney