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, Oct. 2 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 2 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kingdom$1,382,4305%2,793--$495$19,831,7741Universal
2The Game Plan$916,315-4%3,103--$295$24,823,9941Disney
3Resident Evil: Extinction$621,678-4%2,8280$220$38,094,4012Sony / Screen Gems
4Good Luck Chuck$566,02313%2,6120$217$24,580,1342Lionsgate
53:10 to Yuma (2007)$425,04919%3,006104$141$44,735,5694Lionsgate
6The Brave One$342,83719%2,83782$121$31,468,7983Warner Bros.
7Eastern Promises$314,64121%1,4084$223$11,856,9383Focus
8Mr. Woodcock$185,39911%2,195-42$84$19,939,1723New Line
9Superbad$165,39915%1,517-788$109$119,169,4167Sony / Columbia
10Feast of Love$156,33016%1,200--$130$1,998,4531MGM