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 Thu, Aug. 27 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 27 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inglourious Basterds$3,152,340-12%3,1653137$996$53,717,9601Weinstein Company
2District 9$1,590,914-6%3,0501$522$80,113,4802Sony / TriStar
3Julie & Julia$1,108,944-4%2,463109$450$63,597,8143Sony / Columbia
4The Time Traveler's Wife$973,406-6%2,9880$326$41,449,6082Warner Bros. / New Line
5G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$911,051-7%3,953-54$230$124,435,5923Paramount
6Shorts$493,040-11%3,105--$159$8,694,8661Warner Bros.
7G-Force$401,362-9%2,561-504$157$108,956,4965Disney
8Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$352,631-9%1,936-835$182$291,793,1656Warner Bros.
9The Ugly Truth$326,779-2%1,971-762$166$84,158,4205Sony / Columbia
10The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$290,435-13%1,426-412$204$12,629,4072Paramount Vantage