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, May. 5 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 5 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X2: X-Men United$6,549,800-71%3,741--$1,751$92,107,4381Fox
2Identity$622,682-74%2,7330$228$30,807,9432Sony / Columbia
3The Lizzie McGuire Movie$580,573-87%2,825--$206$17,919,5541Disney
4Anger Management$487,506-75%3,471-185$140$115,772,0324Sony / Columbia
5Holes$350,281-82%2,40253$146$45,714,8683Disney
6Confidence$222,732-66%1,8710$119$8,723,8482Lionsgate
7Malibu's Most Wanted$168,075-81%2,340-163$72$29,119,7813Warner Bros.
8It Runs in the Family (2003)$119,717-72%1,2070$99$5,345,2912MGM
9Phone Booth$104,286-71%1,196-917$87$42,639,0275Fox
10Bulletproof Monk$100,067-75%1,894-1061$53$21,680,6963MGM