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, Jan. 28 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 28 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Hawk Down$1,308,186-66%3,1010$422$60,201,6192Sony / Columbia
2The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$828,927-70%2,007--$413$12,205,1761Disney
3A Beautiful Mind$750,244-71%2,23712$335$93,639,3004Universal
4The Mothman Prophecies$704,066-72%2,331--$302$11,915,5791Sony / Screen Gems
5A Walk to Remember$618,831-76%2,411--$257$12,796,0141Warner Bros.
6Snow Dogs$615,682-84%2,440138$252$39,427,4622Disney
7I Am Sam$574,154-73%1,268--$453$8,890,8535New Line
8The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$523,058-74%2,703-563$194$258,972,5066New Line
9Kung Pow! Enter the Fist$377,260-79%2,478--$152$7,395,1611Fox
10Orange County$238,268-74%2,3170$103$35,032,7563Paramount