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 Thu, Jan. 24 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 24 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloverfield$1,663,8590%3,411--$488$51,593,9951Paramount
227 Dresses$1,500,05412%3,057--$491$31,746,4001Fox
3The Bucket List$1,112,6587%2,9154$382$47,476,1522Warner Bros.
4Juno$1,023,85415%2,53486$404$89,864,6114Fox Searchlight
5Mad Money$454,6412%2,470--$184$10,674,9991Overture
6Atonement$436,1222%1,291341$338$33,939,7497Focus
7National Treasure: Book of Secrets$434,21312%2,963-414$147$200,757,6235Disney
8I Am Legend$333,7828%2,525-828$132$249,459,4966Warner Bros.
9First Sunday$322,4294%2,2130$146$31,167,5542Sony / Screen Gems
10Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$243,8195%1,507184$162$49,386,4545Paramount / DreamWorks