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. 14 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 14 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man$3,082,502-8%4,1116$750$188,116,6012Paramount
2What Happens in Vegas$1,468,264-13%3,215--$457$24,989,0371Fox
3Speed Racer$816,628-10%3,606--$226$21,364,4921Warner Bros.
4Made of Honor$600,123-6%2,7345$220$28,608,4282Sony / Columbia
5Baby Mama$445,717-3%2,62779$170$42,202,6463Universal
6Forgetting Sarah Marshall$427,886-5%2,376-496$180$52,124,1014Universal
7Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$333,225-13%2,264-281$147$31,773,8293Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Forbidden Kingdom$183,734-6%1,724-1236$107$49,108,9094Lionsgate
9Redbelt$115,037-11%1,379--$83$1,459,2942Sony Classics
10Nim's Island$68,3179%1,601-877$43$44,592,2306Fox