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 Thu, Jun. 19 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 19 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Finding Nemo$4,147,010-2%3,42534$1,211$207,413,4723Disney
22 Fast 2 Furious$1,948,582-3%3,41810$570$91,789,6402Universal
3Bruce Almighty$1,772,8781%3,477-72$510$200,739,4314Universal
4Rugrats Go Wild$1,437,078-1%3,041--$473$16,856,1241Paramount
5The Italian Job$1,268,439-1%2,697-180$470$60,471,8203Paramount
6Hollywood Homicide$1,079,095-4%2,840--$380$15,633,3721Sony / Columbia
7Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd$1,049,565-9%2,609--$402$15,662,3451New Line
8The Matrix Reloaded$762,6983%2,350-875$325$260,463,6125Warner Bros.
9Daddy Day Care$382,560-1%1,982-731$193$93,720,4986Sony / Columbia
10X2: X-Men United$253,727-1%1,316-630$193$208,277,8457Fox