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, Apr. 4 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 4 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious$24,694,439-19%3,461--$7,135$55,254,7441Universal
2Monsters vs. Aliens$14,319,03763%4,1095$3,485$95,303,1642Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Haunting in Connecticut$3,834,7842%2,7320$1,404$35,274,9112Lionsgate
4Knowing$3,438,58225%3,323-14$1,035$56,262,5553Summit
5I Love You, Man$3,067,43012%2,829112$1,084$47,232,3633Paramount / DreamWorks
6Adventureland$2,136,948-1%1,862--$1,148$4,297,6281Miramax
7Duplicity$1,828,91131%2,522-57$725$31,303,5633Universal
8Race to Witch Mountain$1,402,18048%2,825-443$496$57,388,6684Disney
912 Rounds$891,7933%2,3310$383$8,483,0582Fox
10Taken$660,76323%1,335-626$495$139,061,54310Fox