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, Feb. 25 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 25 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Vantage Point$1,344,328-73%3,149--$427$24,218,8561Sony / Columbia
2Jumper$801,980-76%3,4302$234$57,066,0862Fox
3The Spiderwick Chronicles$569,480-86%3,8470$148$44,647,8882Paramount
4Step Up 2 the Streets$431,698-81%2,48010$174$41,670,4612Disney
5Fool's Gold$388,738-75%3,075-50$126$53,105,9093Warner Bros.
6No Country for Old Men$355,032-46%1,101176$322$63,189,89816Miramax
7Definitely, Maybe$332,055-72%2,22016$150$22,146,8922Universal
8Juno$331,432-68%1,727-138$192$130,769,6959Fox Searchlight
9There Will Be Blood$239,611-65%1,402-8$171$35,351,8069Paramount Vantage
10Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$224,577-80%1,873-514$120$35,890,6273Universal