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, Sep. 26 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 26 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$1,886,235-68%3,424--$551$26,517,2071Disney
2Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$1,022,323-79%3,2043199$319$20,678,7361Warner Bros.
3Just Like Heaven$690,457-70%3,5091$197$30,508,4702DreamWorks
4The Exorcism of Emily Rose$540,516-69%3,04562$178$62,797,0963Sony / Screen Gems
5Lord of War$478,781-67%2,8140$170$17,862,8282Lionsgate
6Roll Bounce$365,918-80%1,625--$225$7,936,3341Fox Searchlight
7The 40-Year-Old Virgin$348,294-65%2,581-425$135$97,292,4616Universal
8The Constant Gardener$197,473-65%1,282-105$154$27,869,2354Focus
9Transporter 2$190,461-67%1,726-1079$110$40,095,8954Fox
10Cry Wolf$152,083-69%1,787-2$85$7,611,1232Rogue