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 Sun, Oct. 23 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 23 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Doom$3,697,197-38%3,044--$1,215$15,488,8341Universal
2Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$2,551,063-34%2,007--$1,271$9,177,4991DreamWorks
3Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$2,519,744-35%3,472-184$726$43,920,8583DreamWorks
4North Country$1,637,939-41%2,555--$641$6,423,2421Warner Bros.
5The Fog (2005)$1,476,108-51%2,9720$497$20,914,7592Sony / Columbia
6Elizabethtown$1,243,879-49%2,5170$494$18,849,6512Paramount
7Flightplan$1,087,526-51%2,513-598$433$77,294,4315Disney
8In Her Shoes$983,604-43%2,237-603$440$26,178,6123Fox
9A History of Violence$667,878-44%1,308-40$511$26,065,0385New Line
10Domino$657,640-29%2,2230$296$8,596,6372New Line