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 Wed, Jan. 2 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 2 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$4,284,688-56%3,8320$1,118$147,228,5682Disney
2Alvin and the Chipmunks$3,884,575-41%3,484-15$1,115$157,513,1093Fox
3I Am Legend$3,377,919-50%3,63616$929$209,507,7763Warner Bros.
4Juno$2,250,319-36%1,01921$2,208$33,721,8841Fox Searchlight
5P.S. I Love You$1,764,027-32%2,46410$716$29,666,1852Warner Bros.
6The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$1,541,550-41%2,7720$556$23,221,0521Sony / Columbia
7Charlie Wilson's War$1,441,612-53%2,5750$560$43,145,1452Universal
8Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$1,312,119-44%1,2490$1,051$31,924,3612Paramount / DreamWorks
9Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$1,142,237-50%2,61148$437$31,625,6511Fox
10Enchanted$1,110,673-37%2,26235$491$115,025,5736Disney