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, May. 7 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 7 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kingdom of Heaven$7,261,6682%3,216--$2,258$14,408,9281Fox
2House of Wax$4,531,753-7%3,111--$1,457$9,383,9831Warner Bros.
3The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$4,122,15643%3,1330$1,316$32,993,2132Disney
4Crash (2005)$3,628,69229%1,864--$1,947$6,449,0201Lionsgate
5The Interpreter$3,348,69149%2,81450$1,190$52,183,0103Universal
6XXX: State of the Union$2,329,93236%3,4800$670$19,431,1772Sony / Columbia
7The Amityville Horror (2005)$1,385,05425%2,478-580$559$59,458,0994MGM
8Sahara (2005)$1,373,07348%2,516-596$546$60,539,1125Paramount
9A Lot Like Love$1,249,23415%2,153-349$580$18,086,7643Disney
10Fever Pitch (2005)$912,99442%1,541-651$592$38,576,6685Fox