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. 28 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 28 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paul Blart: Mall Cop$1,158,4197%3,1440$368$68,303,7172Sony / Columbia
2Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$1,047,444-15%2,942--$356$24,488,9971Sony / Screen Gems
3Gran Torino$983,940-9%3,04573$323$100,902,8303Warner Bros.
4Slumdog Millionaire$816,152-14%1,411829$578$58,684,71811Fox Searchlight
5My Bloody Valentine 3D$608,125-11%2,5340$240$39,702,7222Lionsgate
6Hotel for Dogs$566,65727%3,2710$173$39,049,1802Paramount / DreamWorks
7Bride Wars$443,121-3%2,621-607$169$49,876,6313Fox
8The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$414,949-15%2,26340$183$112,480,4435Paramount
9Defiance (2008)$412,575-11%1,7934$230$19,857,0614Paramount Vantage
10Revolutionary Road$370,354-15%1,058887$350$12,969,0905Paramount Vantage