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, Jun. 10 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 10 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$17,474,785--3,424--$5,104$17,474,7851Fox
2Madagascar$4,868,11170%3,929-213$1,239$116,100,9353DreamWorks
3The Longest Yard (2005)$4,538,353117%3,65420$1,242$109,144,0633Paramount
4Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$4,005,45875%3,322-328$1,206$321,260,4954Fox
5The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$3,919,227--2,655--$1,476$3,919,2271Miramax / Dimension
6Cinderella Man$2,862,58885%2,8208$1,015$27,776,1872Universal
7The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$1,948,30569%2,5830$754$19,969,2122Warner Bros.
8The Honeymooners$1,923,761--1,912--$1,006$1,923,7611Paramount
9Monster-in-Law$812,41517%1,949-1076$417$74,676,5275New Line
10High Tension$689,613--1,323--$521$689,6131Lions Gate