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 Tue, Nov. 26 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 26 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Another Day$4,602,88827%3,314--$1,389$55,310,8811MGM
2Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$3,487,23836%3,6820$947$154,409,0192Warner Bros.
3The Santa Clause 2$1,059,72851%3,251-95$326$96,707,8464Disney
48 Mile$840,98433%2,58589$325$99,056,7523Universal
5The Ring$822,59953%2,628-254$313$112,203,3736DreamWorks
6Friday After Next$790,0231%1,616--$489$14,576,8341New Line
7My Big Fat Greek Wedding$387,68643%1,585-227$245$191,784,56132IFC Films
8Half Past Dead$269,77831%2,1130$128$12,977,2392Sony / Columbia
9jackass: the movie$203,87834%1,522-891$134$62,407,9895Paramount
10I Spy$101,92840%1,535-1076$66$32,820,0974Sony / Columbia