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, Jun. 23 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 23 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Smart$5,119,749-53%3,911--$1,309$43,803,5991Warner Bros.
2Kung Fu Panda$3,030,868-57%4,053-83$748$158,860,9093Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Incredible Hulk$2,649,263-62%3,5083$755$99,703,9432Universal
4The Love Guru$1,789,596-53%3,012--$594$15,697,2971Paramount
5The Happening$1,297,942-60%2,9860$435$52,046,9982Fox
6Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$1,027,697-61%3,171-633$324$291,988,1385Paramount
7You Don't Mess with the Zohan$1,011,932-55%3,278-188$309$85,319,3103Sony / Columbia
8Sex and the City$931,278-53%2,442-713$381$133,382,8884Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man$552,811-56%1,912-491$289$305,369,3148Paramount
10The Strangers$307,010-50%1,578-832$195$50,065,3724Universal / Rogue