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. 25 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 25 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$2,574,0668%3,73911$688$275,827,0773Disney
2The Bounty Hunter$1,407,21010%3,074--$458$26,411,7021Sony / Columbia
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid$893,67512%3,077--$290$25,776,4291Fox
4She's Out of My League$572,1856%2,9582$193$22,074,3422Paramount
5Green Zone$511,505-3%3,0041$170$27,090,5252Universal
6Repo Men$478,990-3%2,521--$190$8,294,2151Universal
7Avatar$416,35219%1,236-482$337$738,753,92014Fox
8Shutter Island$413,8364%2,704-652$153$117,425,0655Paramount
9Remember Me$307,06713%2,2153$139$15,101,1422Summit
10Our Family Wedding$242,0618%1,6094$150$14,585,9232Fox Searchlight