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, Feb. 25 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 25 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$1,468,553-26%2,032--$723$46,937,9421Lionsgate
2Slumdog Millionaire$1,051,630-18%2,244610$469$101,890,76715Fox Searchlight
3Taken$664,221-13%3,102-7$214$97,193,6664Fox
4He's Just Not That Into You$602,109-11%3,050-125$197$71,970,7943Warner Bros. / New Line
5Coraline$473,653-10%2,155-165$220$55,328,4033Focus
6Friday the 13th (2009)$428,010-15%3,1050$138$56,581,8322Warner Bros. / New Line
7Confessions of a Shopaholic$422,795-16%2,5070$169$28,711,3412Disney
8The International$338,508-17%2,3640$143$18,127,8112Sony / Columbia
9Paul Blart: Mall Cop$298,232-13%2,835-130$105$122,177,1246Sony / Columbia
10Gran Torino$277,657-3%2,030-273$137$135,318,4297Warner Bros.