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 Sun, May. 11 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 11 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X2: X-Men United$10,551,026-38%3,7498$2,814$147,675,3832Fox
2Daddy Day Care$9,082,490-17%3,370--$2,695$27,623,0781Sony / Columbia
3Identity$1,842,053-31%2,618-115$704$39,380,2373Sony / Columbia
4The Lizzie McGuire Movie$1,734,977-46%2,8250$614$26,528,5232Disney
5Anger Management$1,683,566-30%2,819-652$597$123,182,4175Sony / Columbia
6Holes$1,569,781-20%2,45250$640$51,678,2144Disney
7Malibu's Most Wanted$461,582-54%2,008-332$230$31,751,8484Warner Bros.
8Confidence$448,691-31%1,188-683$378$11,061,6393Lionsgate
9It Runs in the Family (2003)$366,2440%1,042-165$351$6,741,8053MGM
10Agent Cody Banks$111,294-39%1,224-180$91$47,287,4029MGM