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, Feb. 7 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 7 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1He's Just Not That Into You$10,920,9555%3,175--$3,440$21,356,0581Warner Bros. / New Line
2Taken$9,143,46747%3,1841$2,872$48,407,0232Fox
3Coraline$7,146,06059%2,299--$3,108$11,633,2281Focus
4The Pink Panther 2$5,229,50455%3,243--$1,613$8,599,8731Sony / Columbia
5Paul Blart: Mall Cop$5,201,35188%3,169-37$1,641$93,964,9754Sony / Columbia
6Push$4,095,33116%2,313--$1,771$7,626,4161Summit
7Gran Torino$3,354,15775%2,705-310$1,240$118,318,4345Warner Bros.
8Slumdog Millionaire$3,297,68770%1,72491$1,913$75,267,92413Fox Searchlight
9The Uninvited$2,878,81538%2,3440$1,228$16,943,1832Paramount / DreamWorks
10Hotel for Dogs$2,797,856144%2,734-426$1,023$53,356,0064Paramount / DreamWorks