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, May. 5 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 5 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man$6,934,284-73%4,105--$1,689$109,054,6931Paramount
2Made of Honor$868,370-73%2,729--$318$15,624,3931Sony / Columbia
3Baby Mama$573,426-74%2,5485$225$32,635,1012Universal
4Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$518,369-67%2,54535$204$25,888,6902Warner Bros. / New Line
5Forgetting Sarah Marshall$473,369-69%2,87273$165$45,206,1433Universal
6The Forbidden Kingdom$296,515-75%2,960-191$100$45,411,3703Lionsgate
721$131,926-71%2,242-710$59$79,089,4236Sony / Columbia
888 Minutes$121,933-70%1,765-403$69$15,492,1803Sony / Columbia
9Nim's Island$118,196-83%2,478-499$48$42,584,8805Fox
10Prom Night (2008)$100,781-76%2,434-387$41$41,448,1164Sony / Screen Gems