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 Wed, Jan. 25 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 25 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld: Evolution$1,353,543-18%3,207--$422$31,811,1181Sony / Screen Gems
2Brokeback Mountain$688,265-5%1,196513$575$43,811,8797Focus
3Glory Road$439,6710%2,396174$184$29,111,6442Disney
4Last Holiday$432,022-6%2,5140$172$27,346,5872Paramount
5Hoodwinked$379,1638%3,002608$126$29,882,4822The Weinstein Company
6The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$355,073-1%2,757-467$129$272,960,8817Disney
7Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$318,193-5%2,826-413$113$102,365,4775Sony / Columbia
8Hostel$314,669-9%2,258-79$139$43,700,5423Lionsgate
9Memoirs of a Geisha$267,157-6%1,404-250$190$51,977,6975Sony / Columbia
10End of the Spear$260,800-5%1,163--$224$5,109,3381Rocky Mountain Pictures