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, Feb. 21 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 21 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Eight Below$1,570,417-67%3,066--$512$26,539,7811Disney
2The Pink Panther (2006)$1,141,392-73%3,4770$328$47,690,0962Sony / Columbia
3Date Movie$1,076,087-61%2,896--$372$22,889,1561Fox
4Curious George$925,099-74%2,5726$360$34,449,2412Universal
5Final Destination 3$793,506-46%2,8800$276$38,051,1402New Line
6Firewall$647,151-55%2,8400$228$29,347,8242Warner Bros.
7Freedomland$431,086-51%2,361--$183$7,138,7841Sony / Columbia
8Nanny McPhee$350,015-74%2,001-147$175$39,599,0044Universal
9Brokeback Mountain$343,056-48%1,600-366$214$72,467,86611Focus
10When a Stranger Calls (2006)$303,006-63%2,629-375$115$42,404,4523Sony / Screen Gems