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, Jul. 29 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 29 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wedding Crashers$5,823,62074%3,030105$1,922$101,427,0553New Line
2Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$5,052,91531%3,775-15$1,339$136,763,4403Warner Bros.
3Sky High$4,924,928--2,905--$1,695$4,924,9281Disney
4Stealth$4,769,050--3,495--$1,365$4,769,0501Sony / Columbia
5Must Love Dogs$4,522,715--2,505--$1,805$4,522,7151Warner Bros.
6Fantastic Four$1,998,86437%2,744-705$728$131,344,6754Fox
7Bad News Bears$1,819,41348%3,1830$572$18,851,9422Paramount
8The Island (2005)$1,779,84142%3,13816$567$20,135,2352DreamWorks
9War of the Worlds$1,570,21350%2,324-941$676$214,455,3745Paramount
10Hustle and Flow$1,188,959111%1,0152$1,171$11,750,1172Paramount Classics