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 Wed, Feb. 2 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 2 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hide and Seek$1,123,896-12%3,005--$374$25,739,2931Fox
2Million Dollar Baby$1,082,185-8%2,0101863$538$24,909,0837Warner Bros.
3The Aviator (2004)$573,9100%2,503242$229$69,915,7916Miramax
4Are We There Yet?$503,702-4%2,7101$186$40,122,7782Sony / Columbia
5Sideways$501,868-1%1,694995$296$41,520,66615Fox Searchlight
6Meet the Fockers$494,144-3%3,006-440$164$259,847,4416Universal
7Coach Carter$371,891-2%2,57422$144$54,732,9633Paramount
8In Good Company$361,697-3%1,960-3$185$37,063,3535Universal
9The Phantom of the Opera$318,3271%1,5110$211$39,868,8596Warner Bros.
10Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)$312,796-10%2,2970$136$15,766,9722Rogue