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 Mon, Jul. 20 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 20 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$9,924,840-54%4,325--$2,295$167,946,1331Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$2,375,724-52%3,817-285$622$154,240,5423Fox
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$1,775,425-55%3,857-436$460$365,587,4124Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Proposal$1,201,350-45%3,043-115$395$129,286,6355Disney
5BrĂ¼no$1,172,903-50%2,7593$425$50,708,0142Universal
6The Hangover$1,118,357-51%2,667-335$419$236,869,5837Warner Bros.
7Public Enemies$1,012,577-55%3,118-218$325$80,655,3983Universal
8I Love You Beth Cooper$548,597-27%1,87214$293$10,912,0342Fox
9My Sister's Keeper$496,606-39%1,967-477$252$42,006,0874Warner Bros.
10Up$480,881-47%1,706-495$282$280,064,1038Disney