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 Thu, Jan. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hostel$1,174,973-6%2,195--$535$25,164,0491Lionsgate
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$853,1812%3,514-339$243$251,211,6695Disney
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$714,2346%3,182126$224$83,900,5583Sony / Columbia
4King Kong (2005)$645,150-2%3,482-145$185$195,466,4694Universal
5Munich$608,892-2%1,485953$410$27,895,3283Universal
6Memoirs of a Geisha$601,0671%1,58942$378$42,204,9073Sony / Columbia
7Rumor Has It$437,331-1%2,766-49$158$36,915,3183Warner Bros.
8The Family Stone$340,233-3%2,085-379$163$54,545,1334Fox
9Cheaper by the Dozen 2$323,8313%3,108-103$104$67,864,7903Fox
10Casanova$313,201-4%1,004967$312$6,261,1583Disney