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 Sat, Nov. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$36,719,281-8%3,858--$9,518$76,838,1051Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$8,953,10718%2,961--$3,024$16,565,0011Fox
3Chicken Little$6,782,97391%3,514-144$1,930$94,722,4033Disney
4Derailed$2,845,80336%2,4474$1,163$20,252,0832The Weinstein Company
5Zathura$2,286,14058%3,2329$707$18,919,3642Sony / Columbia
6Jarhead$2,038,23335%2,413-35$845$53,074,3903Universal
7Get Rich or Die Tryin'$1,894,17044%1,66614$1,137$23,342,2302Paramount
8Saw II$1,718,05635%2,257-692$761$78,945,8504Lionsgate
9The Legend of Zorro$1,018,19344%2,150-903$474$42,211,6834Sony / Columbia
10Prime$711,23836%1,229-552$579$21,069,6064Universal