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 Mon, Aug. 29 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 29 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$1,836,465-61%2,86823$640$50,403,0012Universal
2The Brothers Grimm$1,395,429-65%3,087--$452$16,488,3051Miramax / Dimension
3Red Eye$972,300-64%3,09112$315$33,536,2952DreamWorks
4Four Brothers$752,762-68%2,6490$284$56,124,2053Paramount
5Wedding Crashers$631,330-61%2,737-183$231$188,172,5437New Line
6The Cave$550,016-67%2,195--$251$6,698,0321Sony / Screen Gems
7March of the Penguins$524,174-65%2,394292$219$56,417,71110Warner Independent
8The Skeleton Key$487,136-59%2,78410$175$38,537,7033Universal
9Valiant$352,224-68%2,0162$175$12,056,1722Disney
10Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$344,909-60%2,005-570$172$197,925,5437Warner Bros.