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, Dec. 15 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 15 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$2,336,739-66%3,560--$656$32,816,0681Fox
2Four Christmases$1,096,803-64%3,540205$310$88,874,4463Warner Bros. / New Line
3Twilight (2008)$712,269-64%3,64929$195$150,756,7444Summit
4Australia$435,377-59%2,703-18$161$38,203,9483Fox
5Bolt$425,872-80%3,133-383$136$89,273,4904Disney
6Quantum of Solace$362,638-60%2,635-788$138$157,946,0855Sony / Columbia
7Nothing Like the Holidays$269,263-71%1,671--$161$3,800,8101Overture
8Transporter 3$238,211-62%2,541-85$94$29,616,1963Lionsgate
9Role Models$205,039-47%1,328-579$154$64,337,0096Universal
10Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$188,794-80%2,768-549$68$170,125,0646Paramount / DreamWorks