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, Mar. 7 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 7 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
116 Blocks$915,920-1%2,706--$338$13,694,0031Warner Bros.
2Eight Below$601,8600%3,12250$193$59,840,8133Disney
3Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$560,128-18%2,1940$255$48,990,0832Lionsgate
4Ultraviolet$536,296-13%2,558--$210$10,217,8151Sony / Screen Gems
5Dave Chappelle's Block Party$371,550-13%1,200--$310$7,015,2001Rogue
6The Pink Panther (2006)$332,8850%3,024-289$110$70,335,1584Sony / Columbia
7Firewall$268,18712%2,212-528$121$43,000,0324Warner Bros.
8Date Movie$257,935-7%2,603-295$99$41,244,4813Fox
9Brokeback Mountain$245,4440%1,272-87$193$79,394,25113Focus
10Aquamarine$244,844-17%2,512--$97$8,024,1041Fox