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, Aug. 3 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 3 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Funny People$3,112,059-53%3,007--$1,035$25,770,6601Universal
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$2,518,921-56%4,39368$573$258,192,1353Warner Bros.
3G-Force$2,303,392-57%3,6970$623$69,222,6362Disney
4The Ugly Truth$1,971,454-50%2,8820$684$56,640,2862Sony / Columbia
5Orphan$1,096,542-52%2,7500$399$28,164,7032Warner Bros.
6Aliens in the Attic$1,030,773-55%3,106--$332$9,037,9151Fox
7Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$765,787-58%2,757-543$278$182,833,1925Fox
8The Proposal$720,486-47%2,435-344$296$149,687,2127Disney
9The Hangover$690,774-56%2,071-214$334$256,590,4029Warner Bros.
10Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$669,038-53%2,626-611$255$388,862,8586Paramount / DreamWorks