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 Wed, Sep. 28 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 28 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$1,430,337-15%3,424--$418$29,627,6001Disney
2Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$780,000-14%3,2043199$243$22,370,9771Warner Bros.
3Just Like Heaven$558,449-12%3,5091$159$31,703,7522DreamWorks
4Lord of War$425,386-7%2,8140$151$18,747,4862Lionsgate
5The Exorcism of Emily Rose$421,934-13%3,04562$139$63,704,1393Sony / Screen Gems
6The 40-Year-Old Virgin$321,715-4%2,581-425$125$97,949,9056Universal
7Roll Bounce$215,659-24%1,625--$133$8,437,5241Fox Searchlight
8The Constant Gardener$192,3562%1,282-105$150$28,249,4354Focus
9Transporter 2$160,517-10%1,726-1079$93$40,433,9134Fox
10March of the Penguins$130,390-10%1,405-471$93$73,245,22714Warner Independent