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, Jan. 7 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 7 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$1,383,673-7%2,9880$463$83,614,5572Paramount
2Marley & Me$1,382,327-8%3,50525$394$111,123,3242Fox
3Valkyrie$1,024,127-9%2,77867$369$63,980,0762MGM / United Artists
4Yes Man$908,859-8%3,4340$265$82,468,1263Warner Bros.
5Seven Pounds$678,623-11%2,7580$246$62,309,4893Sony / Columbia
6Bedtime Stories$677,098-10%3,6843$184$88,002,7862Disney
7Doubt$442,551-5%1,28720$344$20,025,0254Miramax
8Twilight (2008)$400,384-3%1,88839$212$178,166,9527Summit
9The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$327,198-7%2,337-65$140$75,476,3974Fox
10The Spirit$272,757-12%2,508-1$109$18,638,0942Lionsgate