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.

Weekly domestic gross

WeekTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 13)$161,597,23089%$192,940,00069%The LEGO Movie
37 (Sep 12 - Sep 18)$91,833,86445%$115,381,00032%No Good Deed (2014)
18 (May 02 - May 08)$175,759,58740%$192,965,00028%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 23)$203,205,96535%$246,792,00031%Ride Along
20 (May 16 - May 22)$216,442,29134%$232,164,00030%Godzilla (2014)
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 27)$170,465,44533%$188,052,00026%Divergent
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 20)$208,274,58529%$241,277,00025%The LEGO Movie
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 13)$170,490,79928%$193,723,00021%300: Rise of an Empire
26 (Jun 27 - Jul 03)$260,558,19728%$289,543,00057%Transformers: Age of Extinction
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 07)$240,966,02025%$271,543,00019%Guardians of the Galaxy
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 10)$196,678,72423%$212,524,00017%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
21 (May 23 - May 29)$256,416,76318%$275,558,00019%X-Men: Days of Future Past
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 19)$259,565,76818%$274,616,00017%22 Jump Street
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 17)$200,657,60514%$226,676,00011%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 06)$132,712,05313%$159,661,00012%Non-Stop (2014)
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 14)$246,226,8392%$275,335,0001%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 12)$220,504,2242%$235,237,0002%The Fault in Our Stars
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)$192,387,4451%$227,996,0004%Lucy
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)$191,126,930-5%$220,049,000-3%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$186,574,452-5%$203,310,000-4%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 16)$150,397,106-6%$188,786,000-1%Lone Survivor
35 (Aug 29 - Sep 04)$122,883,981-6%$163,265,0004%Guardians of the Galaxy
13 (Mar 28 - Apr 03)$159,801,347-6%$181,733,000-3%Noah
19 (May 09 - May 15)$160,996,916-8%$178,909,000-7%Neighbors (2014)
22 (May 30 - Jun 05)$216,842,737-15%$230,093,000-16%Maleficent
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 24)$156,755,754-16%$181,228,000-11%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
17 (Apr 25 - May 01)$125,165,476-20%$150,807,000-17%The Other Woman (2014)
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 26)$203,528,148-22%$184,862,000-33%22 Jump Street
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 20)$127,965,571-25%$149,568,000-23%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
34 (Aug 22 - Aug 28)$130,765,914-26%$157,407,000-23%Guardians of the Galaxy
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 21)$176,836,799-28%$203,297,000-26%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 06)$85,426,599-29%$114,101,000-26%Ride Along
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 10)$176,616,643-32%$204,661,000-29%Transformers: Age of Extinction
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 30)$120,508,099-41%$154,687,000-37%Ride Along
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 27)$117,537,472-44%$142,091,000-41%The LEGO Movie
36 (Sep 05 - Sep 11)$63,265,254-49%$87,343,000-47%Guardians of the Galaxy
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 09)$159,343,109--$190,069,000--Frozen (2013)