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. 27 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 27 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$3,067,698-15%4,096--$749$76,727,6671Fox
2Terminator Salvation$2,855,515-23%3,530--$809$71,859,7741Warner Bros.
3Angels & Demons$1,943,035-11%3,5270$551$91,643,7752Sony / Columbia
4Star Trek$1,801,377-10%4,053193$444$194,831,1043Paramount
5X-Men Origins: Wolverine$568,349-13%3,183-709$179$166,382,9624Fox
6Dance Flick$521,270-21%2,450--$213$13,804,5621Paramount
7Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$386,408-7%2,255-895$171$47,711,8964Warner Bros. / New Line
8Obsessed$162,860-10%1,603-1031$102$66,677,2355Sony / Screen Gems
9Monsters vs. Aliens$131,745-2%1,434-517$92$193,977,9969Paramount / DreamWorks
1017 Again$94,483-8%1,107-1343$85$60,804,1626Warner Bros. / New Line