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. 17 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 17 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hangover$5,050,996-9%3,35586$1,506$120,880,9782Warner Bros.
2Up$3,816,457-4%3,88668$982$198,834,0603Disney
3The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$1,963,409-19%3,074--$639$30,091,7691Sony / Columbia
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$1,327,4950%3,365-442$395$147,250,1124Fox
5Land of the Lost$1,183,725-8%3,53413$335$38,517,4092Universal
6Star Trek$700,586-5%2,638-564$266$233,993,4816Paramount
7Imagine That$678,316-9%3,008--$226$7,562,6621Paramount
8Terminator Salvation$609,176-7%2,650-654$230$115,813,3334Warner Bros.
9Angels & Demons$521,187-7%2,436-489$214$124,790,3265Sony / Columbia
10Drag Me to Hell$489,408-8%2,273-237$215$36,760,0793Universal