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 Wed, Jul. 27 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 27 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$4,427,142-6%3,79020$1,168$127,843,4762Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$3,780,993-8%2,9250$1,293$92,253,7492New Line
3Fantastic Four$1,563,378-8%3,449-170$453$127,883,0203Fox
4The Island (2005)$1,422,106-12%3,122--$456$17,103,4941DreamWorks
5Bad News Bears$1,402,342-6%3,183--$441$15,805,3671Paramount
6War of the Worlds$1,078,816-9%3,265-459$330$211,837,0814Paramount
7The Devil's Rejects$598,494-15%1,757--$341$9,208,1851Lionsgate
8Batman Begins$578,184-5%2,275-535$254$192,886,1176Warner Bros.
9Hustle and Flow$548,072-15%1,013--$541$9,997,3251Paramount Classics
10Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$515,511-7%1,916-454$269$176,218,6837Fox