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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
198738 (Sep 18 - Sep 20) - 1987$33,023,93088%$34,796,67468%Fatal Attraction
198438 (Sep 21 - Sep 23) - 1984$25,311,32664%$28,653,98257%All of Me
198938 (Sep 22 - Sep 24) - 1989$33,489,04564%$36,175,97640%Black Rain
200238 (Sep 20 - Sep 22) - 2002$64,607,04165%$80,170,36935%Barbershop
200338 (Sep 19 - Sep 21) - 2003$86,198,54333%$105,821,45432%Underworld
199238 (Sep 18 - Sep 20) - 1992$32,832,91627%$37,854,13228%Sneakers
199538 (Sep 22 - Sep 24) - 1995$40,976,64225%$46,435,20427%Seven
200538 (Sep 23 - Sep 25) - 2005$84,503,28841%$100,036,90027%Flightplan
198638 (Sep 19 - Sep 21) - 1986$17,567,33818%$20,717,28224%Top Gun
199838 (Sep 18 - Sep 20) - 1998$64,341,48130%$66,832,66722%Rush Hour
199938 (Sep 17 - Sep 19) - 1999$65,709,6452%$78,804,59618%Blue Streak
201138 (Sep 23 - Sep 25) - 2011$103,498,94423%$117,901,81917%The Lion King 3D
200938 (Sep 18 - Sep 20) - 2009$83,213,01014%$101,908,83914%Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
199738 (Sep 19 - Sep 21) - 1997$49,465,76712%$54,797,06311%In & Out
199638 (Sep 20 - Sep 22) - 1996$44,173,7558%$49,320,3876%The First Wives Club
199338 (Sep 17 - Sep 19) - 1993$32,317,355-2%$39,401,5504%Striking Distance
199038 (Sep 21 - Sep 23) - 1990$34,219,3172%$37,477,8894%Goodfellas
201038 (Sep 17 - Sep 19) - 2010$84,334,4841%$100,645,750-1%The Town
200738 (Sep 21 - Sep 23) - 2007$75,161,130-3%$97,279,646-1%Resident Evil: Extinction
200638 (Sep 22 - Sep 24) - 2006$77,199,598-9%$98,612,359-1%jackass: number two
201338 (Sep 20 - Sep 22) - 2013$69,831,206-3%$87,223,337-4%Prisoners
200138 (Sep 21 - Sep 23) - 2001$39,170,269-12%$59,368,368-5%Hardball
199438 (Sep 23 - Sep 25) - 1994$32,749,3801%$36,484,305-7%Timecop
200838 (Sep 19 - Sep 21) - 2008$72,807,860-3%$89,308,561-8%Lakeview Terrace
198338 (Sep 23 - Sep 25) - 1983$15,423,345-22%$18,261,007-16%Mr. Mom
200038 (Sep 22 - Sep 24) - 2000$44,542,247-32%$62,347,629-21%Urban Legends: Final Cut
199138 (Sep 20 - Sep 22) - 1991$25,830,940-25%$29,573,656-21%Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
201238 (Sep 21 - Sep 23) - 2012$71,888,652-31%$90,795,173-23%End of Watch
200438 (Sep 17 - Sep 19) - 2004$59,791,567-31%$78,615,649-26%Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
198838 (Sep 16 - Sep 18) - 1988$20,473,628-38%$25,779,048-26%A Fish Called Wanda
198538 (Sep 20 - Sep 22) - 1985$14,851,692-41%$16,737,313-42%Back to the Future