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, May. 6 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 6 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$11,034,940-65%3,615--$3,053$125,878,7281Sony / Columbia
2The Scorpion King$450,365-79%3,46617$130$74,711,4423Universal
3Changing Lanes$342,396-70%2,6420$130$52,435,9494Paramount
4Murder by Numbers$258,830-69%2,565-98$101$24,152,3713Warner Bros.
5Deuces Wild$254,093-63%1,480--$172$2,961,1341MGM
6Life or Something Like It$200,698-68%2,6071$77$11,123,4802Fox
7The Rookie (2002)$168,322-75%2,351-192$72$65,069,8216Disney
8Panic Room$146,254-67%1,827-636$80$93,560,3506Sony / Columbia
9Jason X$145,397-73%1,8791$77$10,389,3222New Line
10High Crimes$110,173-67%1,451-603$76$37,793,0755Fox