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, Jan. 10 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 10 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gran Torino$12,148,51326%2,8082724$4,326$32,818,8811Warner Bros.
2Bride Wars$8,367,2113%3,226--$2,594$16,458,0731Fox
3The Unborn (2009)$7,742,588-6%2,357--$3,285$16,015,8591Universal / Rogue
4Marley & Me$5,108,38359%3,478-27$1,469$120,672,5433Fox
5Bedtime Stories$4,147,60384%3,511-173$1,181$95,024,1923Disney
6The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$4,000,86538%2,947-41$1,358$91,770,8313Paramount
7Valkyrie$2,860,58134%2,83860$1,008$69,844,2873MGM / United Artists
8Yes Man$2,585,76527%2,955-479$875$87,886,5214Warner Bros.
9Seven Pounds$1,668,91930%2,456-302$680$65,876,2364Sony / Columbia
10The Tale of Despereaux$1,251,831102%2,297-794$545$46,773,0564Universal