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 Fri, Oct. 7 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 7 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$4,021,47144223%3,645--$1,103$4,043,5361DreamWorks
2Flightplan$3,123,030205%3,323-101$940$53,274,8003Disney
3In Her Shoes$3,011,824--2,808--$1,073$3,011,8241Fox
4Two for the Money$2,917,948--2,391--$1,220$2,917,9481Universal
5Waiting...$2,145,603--1,652--$1,299$2,145,6031Lionsgate
6Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$1,700,063213%3,004-200$566$37,304,0363Warner Bros.
7Serenity$1,543,672162%2,1891$705$14,211,9462Universal
8Into the Blue$1,510,977216%2,7890$542$10,583,5912Sony / Columbia
9A History of Violence$1,484,244135%1,3400$1,108$12,811,3863New Line
10The Greatest Game Ever Played$1,108,506325%1,810796$612$5,884,4722Disney