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 Thu, Jun. 18 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 18 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hangover$5,185,7423%3,35586$1,546$126,066,7202Warner Bros.
2Up$3,939,1103%3,88668$1,014$202,773,1703Disney
3The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$1,940,571-1%3,074--$631$32,032,3401Sony / Columbia
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$1,402,6536%3,365-442$417$148,652,7654Fox
5Land of the Lost$1,182,3250%3,53413$335$39,699,7342Universal
6Star Trek$751,7337%2,638-564$285$234,745,2146Paramount
7Imagine That$688,9412%3,008--$229$8,251,6031Paramount
8Terminator Salvation$633,5314%2,650-654$239$116,446,8644Warner Bros.
9Angels & Demons$550,3126%2,436-489$226$125,340,6385Sony / Columbia
10Drag Me to Hell$500,3762%2,273-237$220$37,260,4553Universal