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, May. 5 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 5 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$31,814,528-27%3,615--$8,801$114,843,7881Sony / Columbia
2The Scorpion King$2,166,460-45%3,46617$625$74,261,0773Universal
3Changing Lanes$1,150,644-54%2,6420$436$52,093,5534Paramount
4Murder by Numbers$822,235-50%2,565-98$321$23,893,5413Warner Bros.
5Deuces Wild$682,790-32%1,480--$461$2,707,0411MGM
6The Rookie (2002)$671,615-54%2,351-192$286$64,901,4996Disney
7Ice Age$652,027-41%2,137-457$305$169,030,6508Fox
8Life or Something Like It$619,495-54%2,6071$238$10,922,7822Fox
9Jason X$540,820-46%1,8791$288$10,243,9252New Line
10Panic Room$442,595-54%1,827-636$242$93,414,0966Sony / Columbia