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, Jul. 1 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 1 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$4,081,754-16%3,459--$1,180$46,559,0101Sony / Columbia
2Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$4,035,447--2,569--$1,571$4,035,4470Warner Bros.
3Finding Nemo$2,474,171-2%3,333-71$742$258,991,4105Disney
4Hulk$2,130,009-13%3,67414$580$105,187,8912Universal
528 Days Later$1,106,184-22%1,260--$878$12,591,8331Fox Searchlight
6Bruce Almighty$874,792-4%2,651-423$330$223,124,6696Universal
72 Fast 2 Furious$788,117-11%2,817-323$280$115,671,1354Universal
8The Italian Job$722,686-13%2,021-74$358$78,309,6255Paramount
9Rugrats Go Wild$678,3634%3,008-33$226$32,309,2963Paramount
10Hollywood Homicide$411,607-15%2,425-415$170$28,213,7213Sony / Columbia