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

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Sep 07Sun250$11,833,378-63%$15,318,840Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 14Sun257$17,971,27652%$21,574,228No Good Deed (2014)
Sep 08Mon251$3,411,151-86%$4,542,304Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 01Mon244$24,404,702190%$32,333,237Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 15Mon258$4,631,60836%$5,755,070No Good Deed (2014)
Sep 09Tue252$4,635,494-31%$6,104,133Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 16Tue259$5,894,05627%$7,280,711No Good Deed (2014)
Sep 02Tue245$6,758,767-37%$8,636,048Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 17Wed260$4,225,40019%$5,404,465No Good Deed (2014)
Sep 03Wed246$4,697,760-41%$6,154,876Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 10Wed253$3,545,093-25%$4,739,318Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 11Thu254$3,590,148-16%$4,765,460Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 18Thu261$3,793,4996%$4,814,579No Good Deed (2014)
Sep 04Thu247$4,291,857-45%$5,622,517Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 12Fri255$22,600,08771%$26,533,784No Good Deed (2014)
Sep 05Fri248$13,203,011-38%$16,717,252Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 06Sat249$23,046,979-23%$28,963,322Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 13Sat256$32,759,12942%$38,976,513No Good Deed (2014)