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 Wed, Dec. 24 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 24 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Yes Man$1,935,841-43%3,434--$564$27,214,1571Warner Bros.
2The Tale of Despereaux$1,520,758-39%3,104--$490$16,590,5111Universal
3Seven Pounds$1,460,471-33%2,758--$530$20,810,2671Sony / Columbia
4Four Christmases$1,215,688-25%3,515-25$346$104,514,8314Warner Bros. / New Line
5The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,163,984-32%3,5600$327$53,014,0232Fox
6Bolt$830,229-38%2,968-165$280$98,366,5165Disney
7Twilight (2008)$515,237-60%2,991-658$172$161,590,4085Summit
8Quantum of Solace$382,581-22%1,874-761$204$162,537,1226Sony / Columbia
9Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$350,218-34%2,007-761$174$173,787,5067Paramount / DreamWorks
10Australia$317,729-28%2,212-491$144$42,978,6434Fox