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 Sun, Sep. 1 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 1 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Signs$5,025,9070%3,437-16$1,462$191,979,7655Disney
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$4,374,0127%1,619290$2,702$65,408,65820IFC Films
3XXX$3,813,4700%3,53619$1,078$121,075,7574Sony / Columbia
4Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$2,315,7035%3,250-57$713$68,013,8604Miramax / Dimension
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$2,096,5494%2,506-299$837$201,499,2246New Line
6fear dot com$1,936,167-1%2,550--$759$5,708,7581Warner Bros.
7Blue Crush$1,607,7542%2,820-195$570$33,555,0393Universal
8Serving Sara$1,218,5180%2,17420$560$10,984,1652Paramount
9Road to Perdition$1,066,51410%1,763-100$605$98,465,9848DreamWorks
10Undisputed$926,402-1%1,11715$829$8,379,1822Miramax