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 Fri, Mar. 5 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$40,804,962--3,728--$10,946$40,804,9621Disney
2Brooklyn's Finest$4,730,543--1,936--$2,443$4,730,5431Overture
3Shutter Island$4,024,045148%3,178175$1,266$86,548,6393Paramount
4Cop Out$2,828,027153%3,1500$898$26,043,3262Warner Bros.
5The Crazies$2,345,363159%2,4792$946$22,738,6762Overture
6Avatar$1,974,03620%2,163-293$913$714,824,24412Fox
7Valentine's Day$1,413,073156%3,040-538$465$103,562,8334Warner Bros. / New Line
8Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$1,385,264201%2,994-308$463$74,318,3904Fox
9Dear John$967,823172%2,496-510$388$74,811,8305Sony / Screen Gems
10Crazy Heart$925,749171%1,274126$727$27,144,74112Fox Searchlight