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. 14 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 14 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fog (2005)$4,111,987--2,972--$1,384$4,111,9871Sony / Columbia
2Elizabethtown$4,050,550--2,517--$1,609$4,050,5501Paramount
3Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$2,925,170112%3,65611$800$24,506,2912DreamWorks
4Flightplan$1,895,503152%3,111-212$609$66,186,1994Disney
5In Her Shoes$1,888,48899%2,84032$665$15,837,3982Fox
6Domino$1,560,508--2,223--$702$1,560,5081New Line
7Two for the Money$1,462,658111%2,3976$610$13,373,1122Universal
8A History of Violence$1,051,847119%1,3488$780$19,573,9544New Line
9Waiting...$953,50965%1,6520$577$9,639,1682Lionsgate
10Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$949,24589%2,525-479$376$45,139,8934Warner Bros.