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, May. 20 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 20 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek$3,117,631-7%3,86011$808$158,656,1352Paramount
2Angels & Demons$2,947,659-18%3,527--$836$57,493,5441Sony / Columbia
3X-Men Origins: Wolverine$956,293-10%3,892-210$246$154,442,3203Fox
4Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$523,450-9%3,150-25$166$41,596,0083Warner Bros. / New Line
5Obsessed$291,181-11%2,63432$111$63,618,7784Sony / Screen Gems
6The Soloist$213,635-9%2,022-68$106$28,198,3404Paramount / DreamWorks
7Earth (2009)$200,709-3%1,584-210$127$29,750,3774Disneynature
817 Again$196,978-13%2,450-453$80$59,129,2175Warner Bros. / New Line
9Monsters vs. Aliens$172,531-15%1,951-234$88$191,466,6278Paramount / DreamWorks
10Next Day Air$161,498-16%1,1391$142$8,195,2862Summit