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. 23 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 23 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitch$1,909,746-11%3,5750$534$99,111,5982Sony / Columbia
2Constantine$1,722,425-15%3,006--$573$37,368,9851Warner Bros.
3Because of Winn-Dixie$701,093-11%3,188--$220$14,705,9081Fox
4Million Dollar Baby$623,856-1%2,10570$296$56,904,34010Warner Bros.
5Are We There Yet?$421,753-10%2,519-291$167$71,949,4455Sony / Columbia
6Son of the Mask$355,533-12%2,966--$120$9,860,9211New Line
7The Aviator (2004)$344,0681%1,710-486$201$89,590,7489Miramax
8Pooh's Heffalump Movie$325,774-2%2,5290$129$13,236,6942Disney
9Sideways$315,8452%1,300-319$243$59,324,95718Fox Searchlight
10The Wedding Date$289,6720%1,566-138$185$26,506,8123Universal