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, Dec. 26 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 26 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$15,455,10125%3,6220$4,267$151,183,3401New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$8,711,849-12%3,156--$2,760$18,594,0520DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$4,711,82626%2,755--$1,710$27,526,1801Warner Bros.
4Maid in Manhattan$3,505,29144%2,90870$1,205$44,425,4912Sony / Columbia
5Gangs of New York$3,250,7105%2,170--$1,498$18,928,4841Miramax
6Drumline$2,243,55424%1,8371$1,221$28,511,3962Fox
7Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$1,882,54098%2,505-520$752$233,837,8046Warner Bros.
8The Wild Thornberrys Movie$1,776,584146%3,012--$590$11,056,8471Paramount
9Die Another Day$1,275,99928%1,875-1502$681$142,340,4265MGM
10The Hot Chick$1,234,49117%2,24629$550$17,387,9592Disney