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, Oct. 5 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 5 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zombieland$2,070,278-65%3,036--$682$26,802,6041Sony / Columbia
2Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$693,322-85%2,977-142$233$82,193,9863Sony / Columbia
3Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D)$656,357-82%1,745--$376$13,148,2801Disney
4Surrogates$508,082-71%2,9510$172$26,793,2862Disney
5The Invention of Lying$463,162-69%1,707--$271$7,491,2151Warner Bros.
6Whip It$313,946-71%1,721--$182$4,965,1921Fox Searchlight
7The Informant!$258,109-67%2,425-80$106$26,728,3863Warner Bros.
8Fame (2009)$233,383-78%3,13337$74$16,742,1422MGM
9Pandorum$195,863-63%2,5060$78$8,071,1562Overture
10Love Happens$192,511-68%1,92224$100$19,073,5223Universal