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 Mon, Oct. 8 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 8 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Game Plan$2,733,827-45%3,1052$880$45,892,7872Disney
2The Heartbreak Kid$1,582,422-59%3,229--$490$15,603,6271Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Kingdom$1,330,540-53%2,8029$475$33,078,5132Universal
4Resident Evil: Extinction$633,717-55%2,84820$223$44,328,6183Sony / Screen Gems
5The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising$558,807-50%3,141--$178$4,302,9251Fox
6Good Luck Chuck$496,243-54%2,476-136$200$29,752,1573Lionsgate
73:10 to Yuma (2007)$452,889-50%2,562-444$177$49,182,0285Lionsgate
8Eastern Promises$338,093-44%1,212-196$279$14,795,9254Focus
9The Brave One$322,775-51%2,358-479$137$34,707,8284Warner Bros.
10Feel the Noise$278,659-62%1,015--$275$3,466,2231Sony / TriStar