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 Fri, Jan. 31 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 31 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Final Destination 2$5,700,164--2,834--$2,011$5,700,1641New Line
2The Recruit$5,328,568--2,376--$2,243$5,328,5681Disney
3Biker Boyz$3,511,236--1,766--$1,988$3,511,2361DreamWorks
4Darkness Falls$2,401,124252%2,86528$838$17,185,7952Sony / Columbia
5Kangaroo Jack$1,875,608333%2,8480$659$38,716,0013Warner Bros.
6Just Married$1,508,373284%2,408-297$626$46,428,1714Fox
7Catch Me If You Can (2002)$1,413,896157%2,316-460$610$148,502,7636DreamWorks
8Confessions of a Dangerous Mind$1,320,458210%1,7767$744$9,233,9465Miramax
9The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$1,219,246130%2,175-491$561$312,158,8467New Line
10About Schmidt$1,215,207148%1,2360$983$39,203,8208New Line