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. 30 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 30 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw II$8,551,372-23%2,949--$2,900$31,724,1721Lionsgate
2The Legend of Zorro$4,394,292-33%3,520--$1,248$16,329,7251Sony / Columbia
3Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$1,618,860-40%2,491484$650$17,373,9092DreamWorks
4Prime$1,470,189-44%1,827--$805$6,220,0721Universal
5Doom$1,232,815-28%3,042-2$405$23,035,4192Universal
6Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$1,205,138-38%2,935-537$411$49,697,4714DreamWorks
7The Weather Man$1,054,202-41%1,510--$698$4,247,9691Paramount
8North Country$901,563-42%2,5550$353$12,111,6092Warner Bros.
9The Fog (2005)$631,706-56%2,587-385$244$25,313,5553Sony / Columbia
10Flightplan$622,681-50%1,766-747$353$81,276,2266Disney