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, Feb. 11 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 11 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$1,292,3798%2,923--$442$26,265,5151Paramount
2Chicago$1,130,91248%1,8411218$614$65,687,2297Miramax
3Shanghai Knights$893,058-15%2,753--$324$21,545,1381Disney
4The Recruit$614,4717%2,3760$259$31,008,1082Disney
5Final Destination 2$544,416-2%2,8340$192$28,986,7542New Line
6Deliver Us from Eva$325,124-10%1,139--$285$7,340,0671Focus
7About Schmidt$275,30437%1,2404$222$47,274,1819New Line
8The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$259,95913%1,680-495$155$321,348,8678New Line
9Biker Boyz$211,175-14%1,7693$119$16,472,2372DreamWorks
10Catch Me If You Can (2002)$209,03325%1,744-572$120$156,810,5847DreamWorks