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, Sep. 20 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 20 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Brave One$965,023-6%2,755--$350$17,690,5741Warner Bros.
23:10 to Yuma (2007)$788,8591%2,66715$296$31,562,3232Lionsgate
3Mr. Woodcock$470,2562%2,231--$211$10,727,6051New Line
4Superbad$454,9592%2,910-159$156$113,071,1845Sony / Columbia
5Halloween (2007)$313,3923%3,051-424$103$52,421,1563MGM / Weinstein
6The Bourne Ultimatum$312,9874%2,611-470$120$217,369,7917Universal
7Shoot 'Em Up$240,672-1%2,1080$114$11,368,1562New Line
8Dragon Wars: D-War$228,630-1%2,277--$100$6,065,0751Freestyle
9Rush Hour 3$189,8386%2,208-482$86$133,878,1796New Line
10Balls of Fury$179,7284%2,758-323$65$29,570,7823Rogue