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. 27 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 27 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Extinction$1,052,319-7%2,828--$372$28,789,9961Sony / Screen Gems
2Good Luck Chuck$794,696-7%2,612--$304$17,268,7921Lionsgate
33:10 to Yuma (2007)$516,2023%2,902235$178$39,743,8973Lionsgate
4The Brave One$508,693-4%2,7550$185$27,116,9892Warner Bros.
5Eastern Promises$420,505-9%1,4041389$300$8,343,9092Focus
6Superbad$255,746-1%2,305-605$111$117,226,8486Sony / Columbia
7Mr. Woodcock$246,4080%2,2376$110$16,638,6082New Line
8The Bourne Ultimatum$210,3495%2,009-602$105$221,044,1608Universal
9Sydney White$167,5185%2,104--$80$5,880,0731Universal
10Dragon Wars: D-War$154,920-6%2,274-3$68$9,318,4242Freestyle