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 Mon, Mar. 17 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 17 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bringing Down the House$1,448,518-73%2,8010$517$62,737,3032Disney
2The Hunted$879,638-75%2,516--$350$14,362,0221Paramount
3Agent Cody Banks$830,245-78%3,369--$246$14,894,8161MGM
4Tears of the Sun$661,126-73%2,9730$222$31,380,2232Sony / Columbia
5Chicago$613,650-68%2,6000$236$125,466,92812Miramax
6Old School$513,322-70%2,452-255$209$61,289,4914DreamWorks
7How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$338,884-67%2,430-467$139$94,065,2166Paramount
8Daredevil$230,260-71%2,056-722$112$96,264,6755Fox
9Willard$229,735-75%1,761--$130$4,241,4641New Line
10Cradle 2 the Grave$226,071-73%2,150-475$105$31,919,5563Warner Bros.