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 Tue, Feb. 12 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 12 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fool's Gold$1,242,120-4%3,125--$397$24,126,0751Warner Bros.
2Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$643,273-27%2,387--$269$17,734,1131Universal
3The Bucket List$410,42818%2,753-162$149$75,758,8655Warner Bros.
4Juno$372,304-4%2,321-154$160$118,270,3257Fox Searchlight
527 Dresses$350,3560%2,841-135$123$65,780,5214Fox
6Rambo$342,204-6%2,717-47$126$37,582,3173Lionsgate
7The Eye (2008)$300,349-22%2,47034$122$22,101,0002Lionsgate
8There Will Be Blood$295,5730%1,620113$182$27,279,9817Paramount Vantage
9Untraceable$241,602-2%2,143-225$113$24,809,6523Sony / Screen Gems
10No Country for Old Men$185,4854%1,202-71$154$57,161,78114Miramax