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, Dec. 17 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 17 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maid in Manhattan$1,554,2304%2,838--$548$21,755,8511Sony / Columbia
2Star Trek: Nemesis$1,004,115-14%2,711--$370$20,679,3301Paramount
3Die Another Day$749,81323%3,37730$222$133,215,2044MGM
4Drumline$629,073-15%1,836--$343$13,975,6141Fox
5Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$507,16613%3,025-362$168$223,577,8275Warner Bros.
6Analyze That$502,88712%2,6350$191$20,731,1722Warner Bros.
7The Hot Chick$452,654-2%2,217--$204$8,315,5971Disney
8The Santa Clause 2$285,61416%2,207-149$129$125,958,1787Disney
9My Big Fat Greek Wedding$180,60612%1,230-27$147$199,637,36435IFC Films
10Treasure Planet$178,0513%2,192-1035$81$28,257,6503Disney