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 Thu, Oct. 31 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 31 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Ring$2,777,949109%2,634653$1,055$46,429,4482DreamWorks
2Ghost Ship$1,052,90563%2,787--$378$14,695,9521Warner Bros.
3jackass: the movie$1,043,192-31%2,509--$416$29,391,5581Paramount
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$510,39414%1,967-47$259$166,206,74728IFC Films
5Sweet Home Alabama$380,7814%3,182-100$120$108,848,6355Disney
6Red Dragon$375,01818%2,886-421$130$86,316,6454Universal
7Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie$200,39666%1,62544$123$20,132,3124Artisan
8The Transporter$192,4767%1,874-736$103$22,261,8603Fox
9Tuck Everlasting$185,93131%1,46012$127$14,618,5593Disney
10The Tuxedo$166,34554%1,707-717$97$47,072,8955DreamWorks