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, Mar. 18 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$5,123,1339%3,7280$1,374$231,243,6682Disney
2She's Out of My League$1,027,45025%2,956--$348$13,938,8111Paramount
3Green Zone$975,9753%3,003--$325$18,739,0301Universal
4Shutter Island$746,04018%3,356178$222$111,014,6324Paramount
5Avatar$651,1477%1,718-445$379$733,241,81813Fox
6Remember Me$640,97020%2,212--$290$10,666,4281Summit
7Our Family Wedding$518,4814%1,605--$323$9,868,5071Fox Searchlight
8Cop Out$411,35710%2,882-268$143$41,154,1133Warner Bros.
9Brooklyn's Finest$382,9938%1,9393$198$23,180,6322Overture
10The Crazies$374,42017%2,359-120$159$34,907,9403Overture