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, Oct. 3 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Social Network$5,569,315-37%2,771--$2,010$22,445,6531Sony / Columbia
2Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$3,154,524-39%3,5750$882$30,079,2982Warner Bros.
3The Town$2,361,449-45%2,93550$805$64,056,7523Warner Bros.
4Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$2,327,556-47%3,59732$647$35,778,4292Fox
5Easy A$1,457,028-52%2,974118$490$42,176,9673Sony / Screen Gems
6Case 39$1,345,939-38%2,211--$609$5,350,5701Paramount Vantage
7You Again$1,302,375-52%2,5480$511$16,607,6332Disney
8Let Me In$1,176,041-43%2,021--$582$5,147,4791Relativity / Overture
9Alpha and Omega$949,759-30%2,303-322$412$18,949,4373Lionsgate
10Devil$777,380-53%2,392-419$325$27,291,4603Universal
11Resident Evil: Afterlife$767,443-37%1,907-735$402$56,615,1004Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Oct. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$186,575-60%625-282$299$288,405,37612Warner Bros.
2Takers$176,386-53%773-640$228$56,161,3476Sony / Screen Gems
3Catfish$157,761-32%13679$1,160$1,621,3493Universal / Rogue
4Despicable Me$125,010-39%463-147$270$246,091,77013Universal
5The Other Guys$94,820-55%566-481$168$117,697,1209Sony / Columbia
6Eat Pray Love$88,466-35%398-457$222$79,710,0838Sony / Columbia
7Salt$77,982-36%288102$271$117,562,73311Sony / Columbia
8Nanny McPhee Returns$62,530-38%481-284$130$28,520,9607Universal
9Lottery Ticket$60,031-50%302--$199$24,245,4057Warner Bros.
10The Expendables$59,709-43%410-442$146$102,516,7208Lionsgate
11Machete$57,396-37%314-368$183$26,205,1405Fox
12The American$49,238-49%374-941$132$35,202,4715Focus
13Grown Ups$41,475-46%230-35$180$161,645,86115Sony / Columbia
14Dinner for Schmucks$41,112-44%261-62$158$72,810,23410Paramount / DreamWorks
15Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$38,301-31%188-79$204$43,432,94510Warner Bros.
16Vampires Suck$36,762-45%261-154$141$36,365,3617Fox
17The Last Exorcism$26,359-56%307-400$86$40,990,0556Lionsgate
18Ramona and Beezus$23,517-38%161-30$146$25,972,32911Fox
19The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$18,758-39%141-83$133$300,412,21614Summit
20Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$17,380-40%120-113$145$31,494,2708Universal
21The Virginity Hit$12,302-35%434-266$28$535,2494Sony / Columbia
22Going the Distance (2010)$8,864-50%121-354$73$17,666,4235Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Oct. 3 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Waiting for 'Superman'$107,226-25%3430$3,154$601,6072Paramount Vantage
2Never Let Me Go$53,057-33%4317$1,234$723,8733Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$40,359-22%58-3$696$16,160,40429Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Jack Goes Boating$27,033-38%7942$342$271,2013Relativity / Overture
5Buried$26,152-35%3322$792$236,4472Lionsgate
6Piranha 3D$16,961-45%9529$179$24,899,7757Weinstein Company
7Winter's Bone$11,892-38%72-7$165$6,122,29117Roadside Attractions
8The Kids Are All Right$11,251-43%64-43$176$20,731,80213Focus
9Under the Sea 3D$8,754-25%180$486$24,335,25786Warner Bros. / IMAX
10The Tillman Story$6,989-26%270$259$633,3777Weinstein Company
11Avatar$6,819-28%19-10$359$760,277,66542Fox
12The Concert$6,130-32%213$292$612,36511Weinstein Company
13Flipped$3,086-58%35-71$88$1,739,1409Warner Bros.
14Bran Nue Dae$1,157-44%13-42$89$110,0294Freestyle Releasing
15The Disappearance of Alice Creed$556-53%31$185$161,3919Anchor Bay