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 Wed, Feb. 3 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$2,647,797-2%3,074-67$861$604,150,2147Fox
2Edge of Darkness$1,112,129-20%3,066--$363$21,029,2531Warner Bros.
3When in Rome$706,772-19%2,456--$288$14,708,4941Disney
4The Book of Eli$668,296-8%3,075-36$217$76,653,4033Warner Bros.
5Legion$520,961-12%2,4760$210$30,762,3482Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tooth Fairy$401,343-12%3,3451$120$27,489,2792Fox
7It's Complicated$335,505-9%2,096-205$160$105,117,5856Universal
8Sherlock Holmes$335,110-3%2,250-420$149$198,621,2176Warner Bros.
9The Blind Side$302,0125%1,751-181$172$238,572,24511Warner Bros.
10The Lovely Bones$291,727-12%2,63867$111$38,938,4868Paramount / DreamWorks