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 Fri, Oct. 11 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 11 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Red Dragon$5,448,335177%3,3636$1,620$51,071,2332Universal
2Sweet Home Alabama$4,446,116233%3,31310$1,342$74,896,3443Disney
3Brown Sugar$3,546,453--1,372--$2,585$3,546,4531Fox Searchlight
4The Transporter$3,049,103--2,573--$1,185$3,049,1031Fox
5My Big Fat Greek Wedding$2,315,567218%2,01645$1,149$139,395,54526IFC Films
6White Oleander$1,871,866--1,510--$1,240$1,871,8661Warner Bros.
7The Tuxedo$1,746,699245%2,985-37$585$31,738,7843DreamWorks
8Tuck Everlasting$1,733,144--1,185--$1,463$1,733,1441Disney
9Knockaround Guys$1,700,887--1,806--$942$1,700,8871New Line
10Barbershop$1,135,798206%1,911-265$594$62,580,9805MGM