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 Thu, Jul. 12 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 12 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$18,374,181-58%4,181--$4,395$62,606,9350Warner Bros.
2Transformers$6,391,606-9%4,0110$1,594$186,982,7101Paramount / DreamWorks
3Ratatouille$3,310,464-16%3,625-315$913$124,984,8192Disney
4Live Free or Die Hard$1,622,270-7%3,215-193$505$92,043,3922Fox
5License to Wed$1,185,256-7%2,604203$455$23,070,1971Warner Bros.
6Evan Almighty$810,686-17%2,702-890$300$82,893,0523Universal
71408$726,499-8%2,294-337$317$57,193,4153MGM / Weinstein
8Knocked Up$513,661-9%1,713-468$300$134,543,2586Universal
9Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$287,410-8%1,392-1316$206$125,559,0284Fox
10Ocean's Thirteen$268,015-10%1,465-776$183$110,527,2035Warner Bros.