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 Sun, Oct. 7 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 7 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Game Plan$4,964,770-32%3,1052$1,599$43,158,9602Disney
2The Heartbreak Kid$3,829,576-31%3,229--$1,186$14,021,2051Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Kingdom$2,830,041-29%2,8029$1,010$31,747,9732Universal
4Resident Evil: Extinction$1,400,125-25%2,84820$492$43,694,9013Sony / Screen Gems
5The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising$1,108,441-28%3,141--$353$3,744,1181Fox
6Good Luck Chuck$1,073,963-27%2,476-136$434$29,255,9143Lionsgate
73:10 to Yuma (2007)$909,752-34%2,562-444$355$48,729,1395Lionsgate
8Feel the Noise$740,389-44%1,015--$729$3,187,5641Sony / TriStar
9The Brave One$654,033-36%2,358-479$277$34,385,0534Warner Bros.
10Mr. Woodcock$623,459-38%1,950-245$320$22,624,6374New Line