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 Tue, Apr. 16 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 16 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Changing Lanes$1,242,8061%2,613--$476$19,600,7051Paramount
2The Sweetest Thing$708,30123%2,670--$265$10,716,3441Sony / Columbia
3Panic Room$702,23212%3,11966$225$77,190,6843Sony / Columbia
4High Crimes$545,75416%2,74730$199$26,037,6752Fox
5Ice Age$515,834-7%3,011-189$171$152,696,4165Fox
6The Rookie (2002)$491,088-7%2,520-4$195$46,304,0813Disney
7Blade II$389,3273%2,174-387$179$75,013,8954New Line
8National Lampoon's Van Wilder$372,30423%2,10482$177$14,250,1502Artisan
9Frailty$326,0713%1,497--$218$4,852,6461Lionsgate
10Clockstoppers$219,543-20%2,512-51$87$28,548,7693Paramount