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, Mar. 4 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 4 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cradle 2 the Grave$1,056,443-8%2,625--$402$18,728,6551Warner Bros.
2Old School$1,042,481-4%2,74253$380$39,514,2982DreamWorks
3Chicago$730,60521%2,44792$299$106,233,13410Miramax
4How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$672,83712%2,9230$230$78,895,7464Paramount
5Daredevil$550,626-6%3,234-240$170$85,322,0743Fox
6The Life of David Gale$380,33812%2,0031$190$14,326,8552Universal
7The Jungle Book 2$360,625-7%2,814-1$128$34,617,9763Disney
8Shanghai Knights$299,2526%2,515-11$119$51,509,3954Disney
9The Hours$226,02425%1,0100$224$33,438,04210Paramount
10The Recruit$218,4957%1,508-170$145$48,512,6145Disney