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 Thu, Jul. 6 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 6 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superman Returns$5,310,636-17%4,065150$1,306$119,830,6181Warner Bros.
2The Devil Wears Prada$3,845,427-7%2,847--$1,351$48,093,1801Fox
3Click$2,936,552-13%3,76415$780$93,922,4192Sony / Columbia
4Cars$2,265,397-6%3,706-20$611$195,171,2234Disney
5Nacho Libre$928,258-12%3,082-1$301$70,475,1873Paramount
6The Lake House$688,439-4%2,6450$260$42,782,5423Warner Bros.
7The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$641,327-9%2,670-181$240$54,887,0863Universal
8Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$469,386-1%2,150-522$218$23,731,1903Fox
9The Break-Up$449,793-8%1,911-391$235$112,654,8245Universal
10Waist Deep$348,504-10%1,0062$346$17,298,1612Rogue