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 Mon, Jun. 20 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 20 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Begins$6,627,731-58%3,858--$1,718$79,526,7271Warner Bros.
2Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$3,226,539-55%3,45127$935$99,922,3212Fox
3Madagascar$1,450,873-55%3,533-396$411$148,283,1484DreamWorks
4The Longest Yard (2005)$1,132,764-49%3,312-342$342$133,276,2814Paramount
5Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$1,129,847-68%2,923-399$387$349,267,5795Fox
6The Perfect Man$793,227-33%2,087--$380$6,094,7441Universal
7The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$783,396-60%2,6550$295$24,802,3402Miramax / Dimension
8Cinderella Man$639,262-63%2,610-210$245$44,532,6383Universal
9The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$592,622-11%2,206-377$269$30,750,7673Warner Bros.
10The Honeymooners$310,480-59%1,9120$162$9,864,8882Paramount