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, Mar. 31 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 31 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
121$1,991,850-66%2,648--$752$26,098,9851Sony / Columbia
2Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$1,174,438-77%3,826-135$307$118,761,4553Fox
3Superhero Movie$541,716-75%2,960--$183$10,052,1771MGM / Weinstein
4Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$471,526-73%2,01610$234$33,022,5522Lionsgate
5Drillbit Taylor$409,991-71%3,0615$134$20,895,4962Paramount
610,000 B.C.$408,638-71%3,055-399$134$85,399,3784Warner Bros.
7Stop-Loss$363,429-68%1,291--$282$4,917,5481Paramount
8Shutter (2008)$338,290-69%2,7563$123$19,337,6972Fox
9The Bank Job$243,459-68%1,605-8$152$24,329,8374Lionsgate
10College Road Trip$221,409-75%2,270-305$98$38,544,4704Disney