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, Jul. 9 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 9 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$5,903,8901%3,557--$1,660$99,010,9571Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$2,654,3726%3,2310$822$78,779,9062Sony / Columbia
3Lilo & Stitch$2,045,95417%3,2220$635$106,813,5553Disney
4Like Mike$1,581,9475%2,410--$656$22,009,1571Fox
5Minority Report$1,575,3268%2,729-272$577$100,160,1683Fox
6The Bourne Identity$1,142,25612%2,512-151$455$91,178,5504Universal
7Scooby-Doo$1,033,61119%3,257-190$317$139,433,4254Warner Bros.
8Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$547,54328%1,792-375$306$61,763,0115Warner Bros.
9The Powerpuff Girls Movie$508,59610%2,340--$217$7,099,7181Warner Bros.
10The Sum of All Fears$369,8725%1,592-894$232$112,445,3216Paramount