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 Wed, Jul. 17 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 17 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$2,552,770-12%3,61154$707$140,958,1852Sony / Columbia
2Road to Perdition$2,385,086-8%1,797--$1,327$29,561,2811DreamWorks
3Mr. Deeds$1,505,020-11%3,2398$465$98,759,9223Sony / Columbia
4Eight Legged Freaks$1,432,101--2,402--$596$1,432,1010Warner Bros.
5Reign of Fire$1,418,777-16%2,629--$540$20,538,6231Disney
6Lilo & Stitch$1,279,7671%2,940-282$435$122,083,5114Disney
7The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course$1,114,718-6%2,525--$441$12,958,4891MGM
8Like Mike$1,005,721-7%2,280-130$441$35,848,0302Fox
9Halloween: Resurrection$888,188-17%1,954--$455$15,500,9381Miramax / Dimension
10Minority Report$839,940-12%2,291-438$367$112,807,6524Fox