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, May. 23 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 23 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Da Vinci Code$6,163,816-30%3,735--$1,650$92,048,8311Sony / Columbia
2Over the Hedge$2,312,040-29%4,059--$570$44,038,4561Paramount / DreamWorks
3Mission: Impossible III$855,058-23%3,450-609$248$105,507,9143Paramount
4Poseidon$644,891-22%3,5550$181$38,271,1872Warner Bros.
5See No Evil$343,113-9%1,257--$273$5,302,3981Lionsgate
6RV$317,244-32%2,925-611$108$51,102,3894Sony / Columbia
7Just My Luck$250,278-23%2,5432$98$11,043,4592Fox
8United 93$137,096-5%1,308-563$105$28,537,6364Universal
9An American Haunting$125,758-5%1,265-438$99$13,704,3383Freestyle
10Ice Age: The Meltdown$76,367-51%1,156-723$66$189,529,8818Fox