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 Thu, Jan. 13 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 13 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$1,834,5724%3,5273$520$211,792,9093Universal
2White Noise$1,084,6171%2,261--$480$29,041,7691Universal
3The Aviator (2004)$594,1383%1,86771$318$45,189,7653Miramax
4Ocean's Twelve$425,2665%3,010-280$141$116,956,2755Warner Bros.
5Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$381,6344%3,343-280$114$107,079,6334Paramount
6Spanglish$333,8367%2,58798$129$38,795,0264Sony / Columbia
7National Treasure$265,3967%2,177-105$122$161,566,9778Disney
8The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$249,3610%1,1050$226$20,509,4585Disney
9Finding Neverland$212,9388%1,077--$198$25,650,0779Miramax
10Fat Albert$200,4425%2,675-69$75$41,813,9063Fox