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 Mon, Nov. 18 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 18 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$5,321,727-78%3,682--$1,445$93,679,5051Warner Bros.
28 Mile$1,186,795-73%2,49626$475$85,627,4372Universal
3The Ring$606,295-74%2,882-45$210$101,293,8065DreamWorks
4The Santa Clause 2$527,989-88%3,346-6$158$83,045,7113Disney
5Half Past Dead$431,079-76%2,113--$204$8,251,3501Sony / Columbia
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$277,608-77%1,812-163$153$186,460,16031IFC Films
7jackass: the movie$273,925-70%2,413-119$114$59,622,8024Paramount
8I Spy$202,928-76%2,611-571$78$30,936,3933Sony / Columbia
9Femme Fatale$112,465-63%1,0660$106$5,802,9572Warner Bros.
10Sweet Home Alabama$102,681-78%1,469-535$70$121,986,7928Disney