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 Thu, May. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$50,013,041--3,661--$13,661$50,013,0410Fox
2Monster-in-Law$1,522,527-5%3,424--$445$29,827,2051New Line
3Kicking & Screaming$690,976-5%3,455--$200$23,476,6061Universal
4Crash (2005)$541,522-8%1,87612$289$22,103,4912Lionsgate
5Unleashed$466,822-20%1,957--$239$13,730,1551Rogue
6Kingdom of Heaven$406,216-34%2,870-346$142$37,680,0962Fox
7House of Wax$327,434-12%3,004-107$109$23,626,1982Warner Bros.
8The Interpreter$251,642-26%2,005-809$126$62,493,3024Universal
9The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$202,626-39%2,211-922$92$44,847,8003Disney
10Mindhunters$105,203-31%1,040--$101$2,558,5391Dimension Films