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, Jul. 22 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 22 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$7,518,396-21%4,32550$1,738$184,976,2461Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$2,706,229-20%3,817-24$709$160,327,5933Fox
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$1,706,069-16%3,857-436$442$369,324,2294Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Proposal$1,371,341-13%3,043123$451$132,225,3615Disney
5The Hangover$1,171,403-13%2,6670$439$239,385,1977Warner Bros.
6Public Enemies$1,012,820-18%3,118-3$325$82,899,2953Universal
7BrĂ¼no$939,922-24%2,7590$341$52,888,2002Universal
8Up$590,248-17%1,70620$346$281,364,5658Disney
9My Sister's Keeper$558,938-12%1,9670$284$43,202,4984Warner Bros.
10I Love You Beth Cooper$542,935-19%1,87214$290$12,121,9352Fox