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, Jan. 19 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 19 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paul Blart: Mall Cop$7,401,852-16%3,144--$2,354$39,234,4361Sony / Columbia
2Hotel for Dogs$5,853,47110%3,271--$1,790$22,864,8391Paramount / DreamWorks
3Gran Torino$3,627,636-36%2,972164$1,221$76,604,5792Warner Bros.
4Notorious (2009)$2,895,487-38%1,638--$1,768$23,392,9111Fox Searchlight
5My Bloody Valentine 3D$2,862,957-47%2,534--$1,130$24,103,5491Lionsgate
6Bride Wars$2,227,137-30%3,2282$690$39,705,4022Fox
7Defiance (2008)$1,598,374-33%1,7891787$893$10,853,2733Paramount Vantage
8Bedtime Stories$1,441,9816%2,619-892$551$105,071,5694Disney
9Marley & Me$1,375,177-21%2,952-526$466$133,922,4244Fox
10The Unborn (2009)$1,203,662-47%2,3592$510$33,784,4202Universal / Rogue