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, Jun. 17 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 17 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo$6,014,628-59%3,447--$1,745$60,169,4431Warner Bros.
2The Bourne Identity$3,429,007-58%2,638--$1,300$30,547,8441Universal
3Windtalkers$1,527,740-66%2,898--$527$16,028,6691MGM
4Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$1,476,325-22%2,5070$589$35,477,9622Warner Bros.
5The Sum of All Fears$1,331,097-64%3,23012$412$85,802,3303Paramount
6Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$1,009,646-69%2,401-760$421$271,760,6695Fox
7Spider-Man$824,347-65%2,702-533$305$383,359,2787Sony / Columbia
8Bad Company (2002)$711,994-57%2,9440$242$22,297,0282Disney
9Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$656,449-55%2,873-489$228$64,155,0744DreamWorks
10Undercover Brother$522,345-58%1,832-337$285$31,878,1603Universal