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 Sun, Jul. 17 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 17 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$16,112,052-17%3,770--$4,274$56,177,6341Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$11,164,894-9%2,925--$3,817$33,902,4181New Line
3Fantastic Four$7,056,235-21%3,61917$1,950$100,194,4202Fox
4War of the Worlds$4,600,169-26%3,724-186$1,235$192,423,9173Paramount
5Batman Begins$1,840,342-25%2,810-534$655$183,143,0555Warner Bros.
6Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$1,486,478-32%2,370-411$627$168,276,1506Fox
7Dark Water$1,336,670-24%2,6570$503$18,885,6972Disney
8Herbie: Fully Loaded$1,099,173-23%2,481-521$443$55,964,0554Disney
9Madagascar$810,249-8%1,779-383$455$184,086,3908DreamWorks
10Bewitched$744,343-26%2,290-724$325$57,027,1704Sony / Columbia