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, Jul. 3 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 3 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$11,875,914-5%3,355--$3,540$28,347,1830Warner Bros.
2Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$7,140,196-22%3,350--$2,131$16,286,3590MGM
3Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$3,477,19615%3,485--$998$53,060,1791Sony / Columbia
4Finding Nemo$2,675,61521%2,902-502$922$263,880,2345Disney
5Hulk$1,954,48519%3,601-59$543$108,788,0172Universal
6Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$1,659,6979%3,086--$538$3,183,4710DreamWorks
728 Days Later$1,082,19824%1,318--$821$14,549,7181Fox Searchlight
8Bruce Almighty$829,99721%1,997-1077$416$224,640,3246Universal
9The Italian Job$799,14734%1,584-511$505$79,704,4225Paramount
102 Fast 2 Furious$609,30318%1,895-1245$322$116,795,2624Universal