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, Jun. 25 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 25 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Begins$10,664,65729%3,8580$2,764$113,859,5612Warner Bros.
2Bewitched$7,209,868-5%3,174--$2,272$14,796,6751Sony / Columbia
3Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$6,730,99928%3,265-186$2,062$120,671,0043Fox
4Herbie: Fully Loaded$4,922,63019%3,521--$1,398$14,080,1771Disney
5George A. Romero's Land of the Dead$3,351,463-21%2,249--$1,490$7,612,9611Universal
6Madagascar$2,921,45232%2,948-585$991$157,888,0395DreamWorks
7Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$2,489,93446%2,371-552$1,050$356,545,1646Fox
8The Longest Yard (2005)$2,220,10826%2,516-796$882$140,400,5075Paramount
9Cinderella Man$1,458,59554%1,677-933$870$48,727,1854Universal
10The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$1,373,38741%2,352-303$584$29,397,3843Miramax / Dimension