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 Tue, Aug. 16 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 16 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Brothers$2,493,331-10%2,533--$984$26,454,0161Paramount
2The Skeleton Key$1,773,420-8%2,771--$640$19,756,7981Universal
3Wedding Crashers$1,553,4363%3,13125$496$166,931,0695New Line
4The Dukes of Hazzard$1,504,550-5%3,7850$398$60,553,4262Warner Bros.
5Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$1,141,4860%3,304-398$345$186,225,0245Warner Bros.
6March of the Penguins$1,121,72211%2,063196$544$39,857,7588Warner Independent
7Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo$1,042,697-7%3,127--$333$11,790,3001Sony / Columbia
8Sky High$905,8392%2,807-105$323$45,296,1773Disney
9Must Love Dogs$587,7787%2,420-85$243$35,743,9913Warner Bros.
10Fantastic Four$294,4351%1,617-722$182$149,100,1546Fox