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, Feb. 28 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 28 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Vantage Point$1,208,498-3%3,149--$384$28,004,1501Sony / Columbia
2Jumper$713,2094%3,4302$208$59,222,3842Fox
3The Spiderwick Chronicles$560,788-3%3,8470$146$46,331,3352Paramount
4Fool's Gold$433,6563%3,075-50$141$54,382,4363Warner Bros.
5Step Up 2 the Streets$407,1335%2,48010$164$42,880,1302Disney
6Definitely, Maybe$376,6220%2,22016$170$23,267,6632Universal
7Juno$336,020-3%1,727-138$195$131,789,1119Fox Searchlight
8No Country for Old Men$279,643-10%1,101176$254$64,110,13016Miramax
9There Will Be Blood$211,906-7%1,402-8$151$36,024,5689Paramount Vantage
10The Bucket List$207,124-8%1,902-405$109$85,916,5417Warner Bros.