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. 23 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 23 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloverfield$1,667,549-21%3,411--$489$49,930,1361Paramount
227 Dresses$1,339,041-9%3,057--$438$30,246,3461Fox
3The Bucket List$1,044,021-5%2,9154$358$46,363,4942Warner Bros.
4Juno$889,9984%2,53486$351$88,840,7574Fox Searchlight
5Mad Money$444,789-11%2,470--$180$10,220,3581Overture
6Atonement$428,9521%1,291341$332$33,503,6277Focus
7National Treasure: Book of Secrets$386,171-13%2,963-414$130$200,323,4105Disney
8First Sunday$309,058-15%2,2130$140$30,845,1252Sony / Screen Gems
9I Am Legend$307,783-8%2,525-828$122$249,125,7146Warner Bros.
10Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$231,997-1%1,507184$154$49,142,6355Paramount / DreamWorks