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, Sep. 4 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 4 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Halloween (2007)$1,468,412-65%3,472--$423$32,061,1211MGM / Weinstein
2Superbad$1,118,270-67%3,00254$373$93,806,3093Sony / Columbia
3The Bourne Ultimatum$674,640-77%3,290-389$205$203,486,0715Universal
4Balls of Fury$643,364-77%3,052--$211$17,718,5531Rogue
5Rush Hour 3$431,191-81%3,008-400$143$123,106,4094New Line
6Death Sentence$371,344-66%1,822--$204$5,707,7411Fox
7WAR$370,695-68%2,2770$163$18,535,6232Lionsgate
8The Nanny Diaries$358,240-75%2,6367$136$17,077,7682MGM / Weinstein
9Mr. Bean's Holiday$335,681-83%1,76551$190$21,271,4022Universal
10Stardust$235,551-78%1,766-573$133$32,385,8084Paramount