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, Aug. 12 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 12 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$4,809,999-19%4,007--$1,200$71,888,6741Paramount
2Julie & Julia$2,731,531-11%2,354--$1,160$28,596,1231Sony / Columbia
3G-Force$1,445,204-12%3,482-215$415$90,730,9863Disney
4Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$1,153,832-12%3,455-938$334$277,609,8344Warner Bros.
5Funny People$1,022,590-15%3,0081$340$43,984,3572Universal
6The Ugly Truth$1,000,777-15%2,97593$336$72,060,5853Sony / Columbia
7Aliens in the Attic$692,752-10%3,1082$223$18,412,6822Fox
8A Perfect Getaway$636,647-19%2,159--$295$8,126,8941Universal / Rogue
9Orphan$474,206-12%2,270-480$209$36,325,9423Warner Bros.
10The Hangover$458,4870%1,690-381$271$263,367,49610Warner Bros.