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. 20 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 20 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitch$8,901,073-33%3,5750$2,490$89,670,0952Sony / Columbia
2Constantine$7,907,572-28%3,006--$2,631$29,768,5691Warner Bros.
3Because of Winn-Dixie$3,118,666-27%3,188--$978$10,208,3361Fox
4Son of the Mask$2,423,621-24%2,966--$817$7,513,6041New Line
5Million Dollar Baby$2,190,303-27%2,10570$1,041$54,321,23410Warner Bros.
6Are We There Yet?$1,998,214-28%2,519-291$793$69,292,8535Sony / Columbia
7Boogeyman$1,466,949-35%2,572-480$570$40,959,9333Sony / Screen Gems
8Pooh's Heffalump Movie$1,426,038-23%2,5290$564$11,380,2812Disney
9The Aviator (2004)$1,314,943-30%1,710-486$769$88,137,2309Miramax
10Sideways$1,191,360-31%1,300-319$916$58,051,49718Fox Searchlight