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, Aug. 9 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 9 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Ultimatum$6,057,591-10%3,660--$1,655$98,673,8461Universal
2The Simpsons Movie$2,632,720-15%3,9264$671$141,113,8462Fox
3Hairspray (2007)$1,559,313-11%3,115-6$501$85,753,3673New Line
4Underdog$1,443,913-14%3,013--$479$18,290,5801Disney
5I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$1,332,965-9%3,289-212$405$97,903,2613Universal
6Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$1,194,450-11%3,125-880$382$266,617,5124Warner Bros.
7No Reservations$938,827-7%2,4250$387$28,169,5442Warner Bros.
8Hot Rod$748,742-9%2,607--$287$8,791,0841Paramount
9Transformers$735,646-3%2,419-930$304$299,633,6905Paramount / DreamWorks
10Daddy Day Camp$710,379-8%2,184--$325$1,483,9690Sony / TriStar