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 Sun, Feb. 10 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 10 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Collateral Damage$4,079,944-34%2,824--$1,445$15,059,9731Warner Bros.
2Big Fat Liar$3,758,912-29%2,531--$1,485$11,554,7551Universal
3Snow Dogs$2,395,573-29%2,4540$976$59,914,2854Disney
4Black Hawk Down$2,274,482-38%2,964-179$767$86,718,5874Sony / Columbia
5Rollerball$2,096,809-44%2,762--$759$9,014,8821MGM
6The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$1,765,362-39%2,199-12$803$32,359,5733Disney
7A Beautiful Mind$1,687,712-44%2,220-30$760$113,274,6956Universal
8A Walk to Remember$1,324,925-46%2,311-109$573$30,299,0833Warner Bros.
9I Am Sam$1,294,788-37%1,450147$893$23,574,5317New Line
10The Mothman Prophecies$1,269,131-42%2,275-56$558$28,022,4243Sony / Screen Gems