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, Apr. 28 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 28 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$5,156,768-34%3,4495$1,495$61,315,5442Universal
2Changing Lanes$2,356,276-42%2,6420$892$44,580,0183Paramount
3Ice Age$1,696,905-23%2,594-226$654$165,830,6317Fox
4Murder by Numbers$1,676,099-40%2,6630$629$18,362,4772Warner Bros.
5The Rookie (2002)$1,614,663-37%2,54336$635$60,770,6285Disney
6Jason X$1,498,436-41%1,878--$798$6,649,1271New Line
7Life or Something Like It$1,459,968-43%2,606--$560$6,219,3231Fox
8Panic Room$1,088,423-43%2,463-362$442$90,182,0885Sony / Columbia
9The Sweetest Thing$745,605-39%2,124-546$351$21,282,2713Sony / Columbia
10High Crimes$732,409-49%2,054-355$357$35,093,1794Fox