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 Tue, Nov. 29 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 29 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$2,145,072-12%3,8580$556$205,598,6442Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$1,291,0667%3,138177$411$56,506,3072Fox
3Just Friends$590,8140%2,505--$236$14,428,8651New Line
4Rent$542,979-7%2,433--$223$18,268,2651Sony / Columbia
5Pride & Prejudice (2005)$505,9227%1,2991078$389$17,017,6083Focus
6Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$457,847-16%3,206--$143$25,325,3231Paramount
7Chicken Little$319,300-17%3,475-39$92$119,104,0264Disney
8Derailed$304,80116%2,061-386$148$29,875,0793The Weinstein Company
9The Ice Harvest$264,7964%1,550--$171$5,569,1291Focus
10Jarhead$177,0294%1,612-801$110$59,686,0434Universal