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, Apr. 15 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 15 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hannah Montana: The Movie$2,081,359-21%3,118--$668$41,669,7371Disney
2Monsters vs. Aliens$2,052,782-15%4,13627$496$148,058,1793Paramount / DreamWorks
3Fast & Furious$1,667,218-19%3,47211$480$122,884,7192Universal
4Observe and Report$788,967-20%2,727--$289$13,897,5861Warner Bros.
5Knowing$546,451-16%2,925-398$187$69,687,7434Summit
6I Love You, Man$541,918-16%2,643-186$205$60,751,0614Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Haunting in Connecticut$507,446-14%2,721-11$186$48,290,2583Lionsgate
8Dragonball Evolution$307,747-21%2,181--$141$5,972,3701Fox
9Adventureland$306,742-16%1,87614$164$12,445,7692Miramax
10Duplicity$265,229-7%1,965-557$135$37,681,5674Universal