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 Fri, Apr. 15 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 15 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amityville Horror (2005)$9,103,405--3,323--$2,740$9,103,4051MGM
2Sahara (2005)$3,867,618215%3,1540$1,226$27,214,9562Paramount
3Fever Pitch (2005)$2,836,847343%3,2758$866$17,981,3852Fox
4Sin City$2,049,951137%3,002-228$683$56,668,9633Miramax / Dimension
5Guess Who$1,536,714280%2,999-65$512$54,210,0164Sony / Columbia
6Beauty Shop$1,118,113245%2,260-399$495$28,596,0573MGM
7Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous$918,313215%2,625-386$350$39,617,3354Warner Bros.
8Robots$902,939222%2,476-237$365$113,056,9906Fox
9The Pacifier$676,780250%2,068-307$327$101,986,3377Disney
10The Upside of Anger$610,169206%1,16615$523$13,608,5596New Line