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, Dec. 17 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 17 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Princess and the Frog$1,381,2957%3,4343432$402$32,530,4091Disney
2The Blind Side$1,313,3938%3,38862$388$154,705,0984Warner Bros.
3Disney's A Christmas Carol$844,84012%2,402-144$352$127,371,3826Disney
4Invictus$733,118-5%2,125--$345$11,674,7851Warner Bros.
5The Twilight Saga: New Moon$721,2752%3,635-489$198$270,189,8454Summit
6Brothers (2009)$480,321-4%2,0880$230$19,460,7412Lionsgate
72012$386,2923%2,838-382$136$156,824,1985Sony / Columbia
8Old Dogs$347,12413%3,090-335$112$41,284,8043Disney
9Armored$285,829-3%1,9194$149$12,970,0232Sony / Screen Gems
10Ninja Assassin$283,431-4%2,100-403$135$35,487,0143Warner Bros.