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, Jan. 16 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 16 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Catch Me If You Can (2002)$1,084,9932%3,22555$336$123,797,2743DreamWorks
2The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$990,3041%3,477-145$285$287,629,5114New Line
3Just Married$986,3689%2,766--$357$21,558,6781Fox
4Two Weeks Notice$467,6321%2,7550$170$80,895,9494Warner Bros.
5Gangs of New York$430,990-4%2,34035$184$56,770,1804Miramax
6Maid in Manhattan$353,4645%2,926-124$121$85,255,6745Sony / Columbia
7Antwone Fisher$269,9372%1,002810$269$11,526,9194Fox Searchlight
8My Big Fat Greek Wedding$205,2405%1,21218$169$207,965,55739IFC Films
9Drumline$139,41310%1,525-117$91$50,145,2605Fox
10Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$136,9049%1,550-465$88$256,003,2259Warner Bros.