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, Jun. 9 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 9 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hangover$6,589,690-14%3,269--$2,016$59,228,2011Warner Bros.
2Up$4,902,7224%3,81852$1,284$146,817,3512Disney
3Land of the Lost$1,778,880-6%3,521--$505$22,520,4281Universal
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$1,623,37211%3,807-294$426$130,407,7653Fox
5Star Trek$925,5010%3,202-305$289$224,565,4265Paramount
6Terminator Salvation$901,089-4%3,304-298$273$107,407,2403Warner Bros.
7Angels & Demons$782,35211%2,925-539$267$117,662,4884Sony / Columbia
8Drag Me to Hell$778,909-3%2,5102$310$29,812,0822Universal
9My Life in Ruins$409,74229%1,164--$352$3,949,1051Fox Searchlight
10X-Men Origins: Wolverine$217,195-1%1,391-872$156$174,781,2326Fox