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 Tue, Apr. 7 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 7 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious$4,655,263-9%3,461--$1,345$80,710,1741Universal
2Monsters vs. Aliens$3,541,99911%4,1095$862$111,544,9822Paramount / DreamWorks
3I Love You, Man$851,43019%2,829112$301$50,723,9583Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Haunting in Connecticut$830,4199%2,7320$304$38,762,7432Lionsgate
5Knowing$800,50821%3,323-14$241$59,679,4553Summit
6Adventureland$600,80013%1,862--$323$6,854,2541Miramax
7Race to Witch Mountain$487,93323%2,825-443$173$59,132,3554Disney
8Duplicity$440,07234%2,522-57$174$33,017,2853Universal
912 Rounds$257,18635%2,3310$110$9,430,5692Fox
10Taken$150,99018%1,355-606$111$139,687,36110Fox