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 Tue, Jun. 24 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 24 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Smart$4,772,810-7%3,911--$1,220$48,576,4091Warner Bros.
2Kung Fu Panda$2,875,813-5%4,053-83$710$161,736,7223Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Incredible Hulk$2,333,749-12%3,5083$665$102,037,6922Universal
4The Love Guru$1,539,107-14%3,012--$511$17,236,4041Paramount
5The Happening$1,150,088-11%2,9860$385$53,197,0862Fox
6Sex and the City$1,001,9558%2,442-713$410$134,384,8434Warner Bros. / New Line
7Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$978,239-5%3,171-633$308$292,966,3775Paramount
8You Don't Mess with the Zohan$950,189-6%3,278-188$290$86,269,4993Sony / Columbia
9Iron Man$512,017-7%1,912-491$268$305,881,3318Paramount
10The Strangers$284,117-7%1,578-832$180$50,349,4894Universal / Rogue