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, Jun. 3 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 3 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Up$6,116,327-5%3,766--$1,624$86,901,9531Disney
2Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$2,153,816-2%4,1015$525$110,409,9172Fox
3Terminator Salvation$1,544,651-8%3,60272$429$95,887,5042Warner Bros.
4Drag Me to Hell$1,266,804-11%2,508--$505$20,024,5551Universal
5Star Trek$1,262,599-5%3,507-546$360$213,173,9734Paramount
6Angels & Demons$1,201,667-7%3,464-63$347$108,558,3113Sony / Columbia
7X-Men Origins: Wolverine$393,267-4%2,263-920$174$172,032,0665Fox
8Dance Flick$379,677-8%2,4599$154$20,267,7652Paramount
9Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$252,9110%1,450-805$174$50,744,0605Warner Bros. / New Line