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, Nov. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: New Moon$2,386,521-72%4,04218$590$233,333,7922Summit
2The Blind Side$2,063,345-74%3,14030$657$102,303,0152Warner Bros.
32012$963,713-74%3,44436$280$139,415,4033Sony / Columbia
4Ninja Assassin$937,457-67%2,503--$375$22,130,7231Warner Bros.
5Old Dogs$727,332-78%3,425--$212$24,955,9441Disney
6Disney's A Christmas Carol$626,029-80%3,013-565$208$105,555,3224Disney
7Planet 51$325,135-85%3,0350$107$28,811,8152Sony / TriStar
8Fantastic Mr. Fox$310,843-78%2,0332029$153$10,336,2373Fox
9The Men Who Stare at Goats$88,655-67%1,119-937$79$30,609,5594Overture