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 Thu, Jul. 10 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 10 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hancock$5,840,749-9%3,9650$1,473$132,036,5731Sony / Columbia
2WALL-E$3,861,057-10%3,9920$967$144,263,4912Disney
3Wanted (2008)$2,278,395-6%3,18510$715$100,458,8152Universal
4Get Smart$1,482,464-7%3,5740$415$104,366,0153Warner Bros.
5Kung Fu Panda$1,062,762-11%3,347-323$318$197,743,4105Paramount / DreamWorks
6Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$686,131-12%1,84390$372$8,687,6893Picturehouse
7The Incredible Hulk$639,937-9%3,043153$210$127,583,0964Universal
8Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$431,924-8%2,192-364$197$308,224,7087Paramount
9Sex and the City$403,754-7%1,275-126$317$146,504,5396Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Love Guru$334,044-7%2,648-364$126$30,860,2203Paramount