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, Aug. 7 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 7 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Ultimatum$7,466,168-18%3,660--$2,040$85,881,6551Universal
2The Simpsons Movie$3,370,603-15%3,9264$859$135,400,8642Fox
3Hairspray (2007)$1,780,245-2%3,115-6$572$82,451,5733New Line
4Underdog$1,778,918-1%3,013--$590$15,167,4181Disney
5I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$1,563,473-10%3,289-212$475$95,106,0543Universal
6Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$1,424,815-12%3,125-880$456$264,080,3604Warner Bros.
7No Reservations$1,033,8011%2,4250$426$26,225,8922Warner Bros.
8Hot Rod$896,870-12%2,607--$344$7,220,1311Paramount
9Transformers$828,760-11%2,419-930$343$298,142,5055Paramount / DreamWorks
10Ratatouille$709,153-6%1,940-994$366$189,709,6796Disney