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. 30 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 30 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Darkness Falls$682,10812%2,837--$240$14,784,6711Sony / Columbia
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$550,6833%2,776-274$198$147,088,8675DreamWorks
3The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$530,5358%2,666-444$199$310,939,6006New Line
4About Schmidt$490,894-1%1,236290$397$37,988,6137New Line
5National Security$472,5663%2,7290$173$28,038,3802Sony / Columbia
6Kangaroo Jack$433,23011%2,84830$152$36,840,3932Warner Bros.
7Confessions of a Dangerous Mind$425,8641%1,769--$241$7,913,4884Miramax
8Just Married$393,28410%2,697-72$146$44,919,7983Fox
9Gangs of New York$315,09211%1,905-265$165$66,551,3876Miramax
10A Guy Thing$231,4777%2,5205$92$13,210,8422MGM