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 Fri, Jun. 30 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 30 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superman Returns$16,318,64548%4,065--$4,014$48,378,4921Warner Bros.
2The Devil Wears Prada$9,413,338--2,847--$3,306$9,413,3381Fox
3Click$6,218,85659%3,76415$1,652$64,735,4412Sony / Columbia
4Cars$4,065,84653%3,706-243$1,097$172,083,7754Disney
5Nacho Libre$1,886,49360%3,082-1$612$60,661,4283Paramount
6The Lake House$1,502,97142%2,6450$568$35,732,8343Warner Bros.
7The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$1,375,16363%2,670-360$515$48,611,9363Universal
8Waist Deep$1,003,292105%1,0062$997$12,865,0532Rogue
9The Break-Up$859,36233%1,911-995$450$108,097,3305Universal
10Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$651,1831%2,150-831$303$20,166,2633Fox