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, Sep. 2 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 2 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inglourious Basterds$1,683,099-15%3,1650$532$78,646,4072Weinstein Company
2The Final Destination$1,678,953-24%3,121--$538$33,532,3701Warner Bros. / New Line
3District 9$896,037-17%3,180130$282$93,386,7003Sony / TriStar
4Halloween II (2009)$794,394-26%3,025--$263$19,313,5121Weinstein / Dimension
5Julie & Julia$727,265-12%2,50340$291$72,902,0624Sony / Columbia
6The Time Traveler's Wife$581,248-17%2,961-27$196$49,757,8483Warner Bros. / New Line
7G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$491,274-18%3,467-486$142$133,820,4834Paramount
8Shorts$266,917-23%3,1050$86$14,169,9862Warner Bros.
9Taking Woodstock$239,863-18%1,3931391$172$4,306,8001Focus Features
10Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$197,686-11%1,508-428$131$294,908,7967Warner Bros.