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, Sep. 6 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 6 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transporter 2$1,129,570-68%3,303--$342$21,233,2811Fox
2The 40-Year-Old Virgin$928,538-71%2,90133$320$72,814,6243Universal
3The Constant Gardener$570,835-75%1,346--$424$13,254,3391Focus
4The Brothers Grimm$451,984-75%3,09811$146$29,182,0542Miramax / Dimension
5Red Eye$435,587-76%3,13443$139$45,952,0743DreamWorks
6Four Brothers$358,874-73%2,435-214$147$64,711,4964Paramount
7Wedding Crashers$340,538-68%2,416-321$141$196,164,9588New Line
8March of the Penguins$265,790-82%2,506112$106$63,830,45511Warner Independent
9The Cave$208,621-74%2,1950$95$11,987,0542Sony / Screen Gems
10The Skeleton Key$194,738-74%2,414-370$81$43,973,4514Universal