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 Sun, Feb. 6 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 6 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boogeyman$2,500,653-70%3,052--$819$19,021,0031Sony / Screen Gems
2Are We There Yet?$2,400,072-57%2,79080$860$51,272,5993Sony / Columbia
3The Wedding Date$1,956,757-60%1,694--$1,155$11,130,4051Universal
4Million Dollar Baby$1,561,751-64%2,02515$771$34,441,4758Warner Bros.
5Hide and Seek$1,436,339-67%3,0050$478$35,715,4912Fox
6Racing Stripes$1,133,146-48%3,003-182$377$40,373,6354Warner Bros.
7The Aviator (2004)$985,294-65%2,53027$389$75,918,0247Miramax
8Sideways$784,617-68%1,78692$439$46,668,02316Fox Searchlight
9Meet the Fockers$763,770-70%2,504-502$305$265,165,4807Universal
10Coach Carter$592,307-74%2,5740$230$59,339,4654Paramount