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. 30 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 30 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1WALL-E$8,913,180-50%3,992--$2,233$72,001,2371Disney
2Wanted (2008)$6,381,323-55%3,175--$2,010$57,307,8901Universal
3Get Smart$2,881,884-50%3,9154$736$80,361,5642Warner Bros.
4Kung Fu Panda$1,800,822-51%3,670-383$491$181,078,1844Paramount / DreamWorks
5The Incredible Hulk$1,323,913-54%3,349-159$395$117,182,2293Universal
6The Love Guru$880,866-42%3,0120$292$26,104,5712Paramount
7Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$734,036-54%2,556-615$287$300,818,7306Paramount
8Sex and the City$626,257-46%1,755-687$357$140,797,7055Warner Bros. / New Line
9The Happening$549,599-54%2,483-503$221$59,669,9963Fox
10You Don't Mess with the Zohan$486,368-49%2,147-1131$227$91,675,5374Sony / Columbia