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, Apr. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: The Meltdown$2,627,1540%3,9695$662$123,561,5172Fox
2The Benchwarmers$1,388,7362%3,274--$424$23,830,0591Sony / Columbia
3Take the Lead$843,496-6%3,009--$280$14,665,6881New Line
4Inside Man$687,455-4%2,86737$240$68,110,0143Universal
5Lucky Number Slevin$579,540-9%1,984--$292$8,855,1641MGM / Weinstein
6V for Vendetta$355,860-2%2,003-907$178$63,367,3264Warner Bros.
7Failure to Launch$338,1513%2,616-458$129$80,119,6205Paramount
8ATL$244,888-5%1,6020$153$17,988,9192Warner Bros.
9She's the Man$229,0684%2,026-526$113$30,503,3694Paramount / DreamWorks
10Phat Girlz$193,628-12%1,060--$183$3,758,6051Fox Searchlight