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, Apr. 21 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kick-Ass$1,297,845-13%3,065--$423$24,175,3121Lionsgate
2How to Train Your Dragon$1,107,422-8%3,825-182$290$161,771,9864Paramount / DreamWorks
3Date Night$1,057,987-4%3,3806$313$51,832,8162Fox
4Death at a Funeral (2010)$970,833-18%2,459--$395$19,521,6731Sony / Screen Gems
5Clash of the Titans (2010)$967,449-11%3,753-49$258$135,724,3703Warner Bros.
6The Last Song$359,159-13%2,76793$130$51,310,1963Disney
7Hot Tub Time Machine$326,348-1%2,308-303$141$43,420,6164MGM
8Alice in Wonderland (2010)$268,098-13%2,024-506$132$324,989,7107Disney
9The Bounty Hunter$227,100-6%2,475-426$92$60,936,4755Sony / Columbia
10Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$219,709-12%1,859-296$118$55,542,8743Lionsgate