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, Nov. 12 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 12 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disney's A Christmas Carol$1,533,991-71%3,683--$417$40,964,3631Disney
2The Men Who Stare at Goats$820,598-46%2,443--$336$17,175,5431Overture
3Michael Jackson's This Is It$784,121-60%3,4810$225$62,109,6262Sony / Columbia
4The Fourth Kind$556,772-54%2,527--$220$15,844,2231Universal
5Law Abiding Citizen$527,339-45%2,474-290$213$63,390,4694Overture
6Paranormal Activity$451,985-45%2,558154$177$99,645,1114Paramount
7Couples Retreat$414,802-48%2,857-169$145$97,882,8435Universal
8The Box$406,528-53%2,635--$154$10,021,9991Warner Bros.
9Where the Wild Things Are$258,842-72%2,756-889$94$71,027,2594Warner Bros.
10Amelia$180,315-42%1,030-40$175$12,218,3923Fox Searchlight