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, Jul. 4 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 4 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superman Returns$10,510,191-19%4,0651565$2,586$108,094,1851Warner Bros.
2The Devil Wears Prada$5,584,032-20%2,847--$1,961$40,132,3981Fox
3Click$3,993,996-23%3,76415$1,061$87,628,1092Sony / Columbia
4Cars$3,558,574-18%3,706-243$960$190,502,8424Disney
5Nacho Libre$1,314,998-27%3,082-1$427$68,493,9783Paramount
6The Lake House$1,108,156-10%2,6450$419$41,377,2503Warner Bros.
7The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$774,491-26%2,670-360$290$53,537,9743Universal
8The Break-Up$649,391-23%1,911-995$340$111,717,9535Universal
9Waist Deep$601,322-11%1,0062$598$16,562,0552Rogue
10The Da Vinci Code$585,416-20%1,384-527$423$211,239,8317Sony / Columbia