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, Jul. 5 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 5 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superman Returns$6,425,797-39%4,065150$1,581$114,519,9821Warner Bros.
2The Devil Wears Prada$4,115,355-26%2,847--$1,446$44,247,7531Fox
3Click$3,357,758-16%3,76415$892$90,985,8672Sony / Columbia
4Cars$2,402,984-32%3,706-20$648$192,905,8264Disney
5Nacho Libre$1,052,951-20%3,082-1$342$69,546,9293Paramount
6The Lake House$716,853-35%2,6450$271$42,094,1033Warner Bros.
7The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$707,785-9%2,670-181$265$54,245,7593Universal
8The Break-Up$487,078-25%1,911-391$255$112,205,0315Universal
9Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$472,933-10%2,150-522$220$23,261,8043Fox
10Waist Deep$387,602-36%1,0062$385$16,949,6572Rogue