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 Wed, May. 7 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 7 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man$5,747,667-12%4,105--$1,400$121,307,8011Paramount
2Made of Honor$1,003,518-7%2,729--$368$17,701,3181Sony / Columbia
3Baby Mama$650,852-4%2,5485$255$33,961,7752Universal
4Forgetting Sarah Marshall$588,0542%2,87273$205$46,369,4523Universal
5Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$541,803-10%2,54535$213$27,033,6132Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Forbidden Kingdom$306,089-7%2,960-191$103$46,047,9863Lionsgate
721$164,8715%2,242-710$74$79,410,8246Sony / Columbia
888 Minutes$144,1702%1,765-403$82$15,777,7913Sony / Columbia
9Nim's Island$117,79718%2,478-499$48$42,802,8355Fox
10Prom Night (2008)$107,7583%2,434-387$44$41,660,7734Sony / Screen Gems