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, Nov. 15 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 15 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$29,631,102--3,682--$8,048$29,631,1021Warner Bros.
28 Mile$6,589,716184%2,49626$2,640$71,685,9362Universal
3The Ring$3,579,544324%2,882-45$1,242$93,604,4615DreamWorks
4The Santa Clause 2$3,566,148322%3,346-6$1,066$70,981,3153Disney
5Half Past Dead$2,661,146--2,113--$1,259$2,661,1461Sony / Columbia
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,325,631248%1,812-163$732$182,791,37031IFC Films
7jackass: the movie$1,220,370158%2,413-119$506$56,695,0114Paramount
8I Spy$1,202,691212%2,611-571$461$28,131,0043Sony / Columbia
9Sweet Home Alabama$719,480255%1,469-535$490$120,369,8258Disney
10Femme Fatale$383,16098%1,0660$359$4,826,8832Warner Bros.