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 Fri, Jun. 12 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 12 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hangover$10,310,22269%3,35586$3,073$82,285,6462Warner Bros.
2Up$8,799,21172%3,88668$2,264$165,460,5613Disney
3The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$8,234,586--3,074--$2,679$8,234,5861Sony / Columbia
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$2,963,66263%3,365-442$881$136,810,4084Fox
5Land of the Lost$2,915,10574%3,53413$825$28,745,6792Universal
6Imagine That$1,837,488--3,008--$611$1,837,4881Paramount
7Star Trek$1,547,70862%2,638-564$587$227,976,7446Paramount
8Terminator Salvation$1,427,46265%2,650-654$539$110,566,7854Warner Bros.
9Drag Me to Hell$1,375,98386%2,273-237$605$32,656,9123Universal
10Angels & Demons$1,201,97465%2,436-489$493$120,304,5615Sony / Columbia