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, Aug. 6 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 6 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Signs$7,315,486-17%3,264--$2,241$76,205,2951Disney
2Austin Powers in Goldmember$3,610,784-11%3,6130$999$149,367,2982New Line
3The Master of Disguise$1,658,032-16%2,565--$646$16,182,1131Sony / Columbia
4Stuart Little 2$1,021,419-5%3,095-187$330$48,966,8313Sony / Columbia
5Road to Perdition$759,600-5%2,33282$326$78,711,2064DreamWorks
6Men in Black II$626,421-7%2,902-640$216$183,375,3535Sony / Columbia
7The Country Bears$511,704-4%2,5530$200$12,842,6762Disney
8Mr. Deeds$343,200-3%1,966-343$175$121,587,6886Sony / Columbia
9K-19: The Widowmaker$342,603-5%2,634-196$130$31,443,6703Paramount
10Lilo & Stitch$239,389-7%1,265-515$189$137,757,9697Disney