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 Tue, Nov. 17 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 17 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12012$4,551,148-11%3,404--$1,337$74,903,6231Sony / Columbia
2Disney's A Christmas Carol$1,142,9509%3,6830$310$65,469,1702Disney
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$520,33221%2,45310$212$23,988,9142Overture
4Michael Jackson's This Is It$394,37711%3,037-444$130$67,938,0053Sony / Columbia
5Law Abiding Citizen$339,62211%2,071-403$164$67,830,9195Overture
6The Fourth Kind$316,7020%2,5303$125$21,082,7632Universal
7Couples Retreat$275,48210%2,509-348$110$102,574,1746Universal
8Paranormal Activity$271,0825%2,712154$100$104,217,3945Paramount
9The Box$236,37319%2,6350$90$13,615,7652Warner Bros.
10Where the Wild Things Are$133,650-7%2,090-666$64$73,722,8675Warner Bros.