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 Sat, Mar. 12 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 12 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Robots$15,461,83756%3,776--$4,095$25,359,7831Fox
2The Pacifier$8,168,41066%3,16635$2,580$49,419,9152Disney
3Be Cool$4,432,34341%3,2160$1,378$35,692,2262MGM
4Hostage$4,172,67529%2,123--$1,965$7,409,3591Miramax
5Hitch$4,042,69155%2,975-463$1,359$147,701,4145Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Baby$2,448,54176%2,37525$1,031$82,753,13513Warner Bros.
7Diary of a Mad Black Woman$2,305,39970%1,605-98$1,436$42,802,2443Lionsgate
8Constantine$1,666,18657%2,170-588$768$65,409,2364Warner Bros.
9Man of the House (2005)$787,48040%1,903-519$414$16,102,2263Sony / Columbia
10Cursed$700,17541%1,687-1118$415$17,397,9953Miramax / Dimension