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 Sat, Oct. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Max Payne$6,509,144-8%3,376--$1,928$13,550,6481Fox
2Beverly Hills Chihuahua$5,082,18467%3,23921$1,569$65,990,4973Disney
3The Secret Life of Bees$4,391,79623%1,591--$2,760$7,955,3561Fox Searchlight
4W.$4,097,8798%2,030--$2,019$7,890,7361Lionsgate
5Eagle Eye$3,168,61944%3,326-288$953$79,357,5754Paramount / DreamWorks
6Body of Lies$2,949,62834%2,7144$1,087$22,753,1562Warner Bros.
7Quarantine$2,592,81829%2,4632$1,053$22,984,1452Sony / Screen Gems
8Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist$1,596,36824%2,241-180$712$25,697,4503Sony / Columbia
9Sex Drive$1,365,6304%2,421--$564$2,677,6841Summit
10Nights in Rodanthe$1,158,64032%2,115-460$548$36,249,5844Warner Bros.