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 Mon, Sep. 25 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 25 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1jackass: number two$2,403,080-66%3,059--$786$31,405,3401Paramount
2Jet Li's Fearless$720,545-75%1,806--$399$11,312,0461Rogue
3Gridiron Gang$431,224-80%3,5106$123$27,387,7662Sony / Columbia
4Flyboys$411,829-73%2,033--$203$6,416,2471MGM
5The Black Dahlia$335,570-70%2,23610$150$17,604,8462Universal
6All the King's Men (2006)$254,246-71%1,514--$168$3,926,5231Sony / Columbia
7The Illusionist (2006)$239,262-74%1,432-6$167$27,837,3406Yari Film Group
8Little Miss Sunshine$196,611-71%1,384-52$142$50,487,7699Fox Searchlight
9The Covenant$190,011-75%2,678-3$71$20,372,2323Sony / Screen Gems
10The Last Kiss (2006)$181,889-70%1,3592$134$8,627,7062Paramount / DreamWorks