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 Sun, May. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$15,240,361-25%3,929--$3,879$55,034,1281Disney
2Iron Man$9,748,264-27%4,15443$2,347$223,125,8463Paramount
3What Happens in Vegas$3,714,044-33%3,25540$1,141$40,339,9442Fox
4Speed Racer$2,666,456-23%3,6060$739$30,285,0542Warner Bros.
5Made of Honor$1,249,211-35%2,81682$444$33,901,2093Sony / Columbia
6Baby Mama$1,188,670-40%2,503-124$475$47,344,0534Universal
7Forgetting Sarah Marshall$873,762-21%1,601-775$546$55,314,4875Universal
8Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$645,078-15%1,403-861$460$34,097,8824Warner Bros. / New Line