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 Tue, Jun. 7 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 7 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar$2,674,7855%4,14211$646$105,599,4782DreamWorks
2Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$2,345,582-3%3,650-13$643$312,657,3103Fox
3The Longest Yard (2005)$2,281,1920%3,6340$628$100,341,5612Paramount
4Cinderella Man$1,729,1912%2,812--$615$21,737,8821Universal
5The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$1,117,4647%2,583--$433$15,740,1261Warner Bros.
6Monster-in-Law$700,7757%3,025-205$232$72,473,8094New Line
7Lords of Dogtown$491,686-11%1,865--$264$6,665,2371Sony / Columbia
8Crash (2005)$388,45012%1,319-361$295$41,668,8845Lionsgate
9Kicking & Screaming$264,78516%1,827-1139$145$48,214,0474Universal