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 Sun, Nov. 29 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 29 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: New Moon$8,635,708-48%4,04218$2,136$230,947,2712Summit
2The Blind Side$8,052,956-49%3,14030$2,565$100,239,6702Warner Bros.
32012$3,690,298-47%3,44436$1,072$138,451,6903Sony / Columbia
4Old Dogs$3,316,034-50%3,425--$968$24,228,6121Disney
5Disney's A Christmas Carol$3,124,328-49%3,013-565$1,037$104,929,2934Disney
6Ninja Assassin$2,806,518-42%2,503--$1,121$21,193,2661Warner Bros.
7Planet 51$2,165,764-45%3,0350$714$28,486,6802Sony / TriStar
8Fantastic Mr. Fox$1,430,361-44%2,0332029$704$10,025,3943Fox
9The Men Who Stare at Goats$268,622-55%1,119-937$240$30,520,9044Overture