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, Jul. 7 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 7 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$7,076,5507%4,099--$1,726$80,417,7511Fox
2Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$5,760,502-10%4,2340$1,361$305,525,6522Paramount / DreamWorks
3Public Enemies$3,384,128-4%3,334--$1,015$47,060,6981Universal
4The Proposal$2,424,00212%3,09941$782$98,931,5073Disney
5The Hangover$1,951,347-1%3,070-455$636$208,971,9735Warner Bros.
6My Sister's Keeper$1,413,12812%2,6060$542$29,198,5482Warner Bros.
7Up$1,180,74114%2,656-831$445$267,033,4656Disney
8Year One$497,551-2%2,240-784$222$39,308,3633Sony / Columbia
9The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$376,2947%1,908-1087$197$59,237,1804Sony / Columbia
10Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$343,4278%1,419-831$242$168,369,0367Fox