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 Sun, Jul. 18 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$19,211,530-12%3,792--$5,066$62,785,3371Warner Bros.
2Despicable Me$9,942,840-22%3,50125$2,840$118,434,5552Universal
3The Sorcerer's Apprentice$5,171,472-26%3,504--$1,476$24,708,0591Disney
4The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$3,822,194-26%4,001-467$955$264,791,8973Summit
5Toy Story 3$3,739,033-21%3,177-576$1,177$362,965,3785Disney
6Grown Ups$2,795,064-30%3,074-389$909$129,165,3574Sony / Columbia
7The Last Airbender$2,454,848-20%2,805-398$875$115,138,6073Paramount
8Predators$2,156,303-20%2,6690$808$40,300,5432Fox
9Knight and Day$978,069-35%1,925-703$508$69,117,4004Fox
10The Karate Kid (2010)$668,790-29%1,532-926$437$169,290,6756Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$330,949-28%446246$742$5,084,1865Fox Searchlight
2Iron Man 2$171,750-23%36229$474$310,018,59011Paramount
3The A-Team$118,691-38%428-808$277$75,207,2066Fox
4Winter's Bone$102,918-33%12115$851$3,064,0526Roadside Attractions
5Shrek Forever After$79,467-31%240-221$331$234,393,5839Paramount / DreamWorks
6Marmaduke$77,317-28%274-109$282$32,090,4057Fox
7Letters to Juliet$68,718-28%27231$253$52,129,85810Summit
8How to Train Your Dragon$66,151-31%228-26$290$217,387,99717Paramount / DreamWorks
9Solitary Man$50,842-38%146-26$348$3,850,7969Anchor Bay
10Robin Hood$44,070-40%226-74$195$104,839,03010Universal
11Get Him to the Greek$44,070-40%287-155$154$60,009,7707Universal
12Date Night$35,988-33%166-39$217$98,258,66415Fox
13Killers$32,813-24%166-103$198$46,090,7807Lionsgate
14Splice$19,973-21%117-87$171$16,920,1927Warner Bros

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$345,210-20%3831$9,084$1,813,8662Focus
2Hubble 3D$87,468-19%530$1,650$10,855,30818Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Sex and the City 2$31,017-16%97-59$320$94,936,6568Warner Bros. / New Line
4Under the Sea 3D$22,040-19%130$1,695$22,969,60675Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Jonah Hex$16,032-63%46-19$349$10,192,0145Warner Bros.
6City Island$11,331-35%49-16$231$6,573,59218Anchor Bay
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$10,642-26%67-63$159$163,192,11416Warner Bros.
8Just Wright$8,904-32%56-24$159$21,476,68610Fox Searchlight
9I Hate Luv Storys$8,593-38%35-44$246$826,5613UTV
10Avatar$4,549-37%4-5$1,137$749,701,42031Fox
11Grease Sing-a-Long$3,957-91%219$188$225,7632Paramount
12The Back-up Plan$3,381-33%25-36$135$37,481,24213CBS Films
13Princess Kaiulani$929-7%3-3$310$855,35510Roadside Attractions
14The Secret of Kells$91824%6-4$153$686,46020GKIDS
15The Square (2010)$888-34%4-1$222$404,89815Apparition
16Udaan$621-56%2--$311$2,7151UTV Communications