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, Jul. 6 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 6 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$13,264,590-25%3,504--$3,786$72,388,9691Warner Bros.
2Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$6,645,965-30%3,350--$1,984$38,508,0231MGM
3Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$4,303,164-29%3,48526$1,235$67,069,4622Sony / Columbia
4Finding Nemo$3,535,165-23%2,902-431$1,218$274,938,1466Disney
5Hulk$2,566,048-27%3,291-383$780$117,014,1553Universal
6Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$2,234,597-23%3,086--$724$10,058,7301DreamWorks
728 Days Later$2,158,391-14%1,407147$1,534$20,557,4502Fox Searchlight
8The Italian Job$1,259,826-33%1,584-437$795$83,877,2706Paramount
9Bruce Almighty$1,186,589-35%1,929-722$615$228,652,6827Universal
102 Fast 2 Furious$827,417-32%1,779-1038$465$119,436,8055Universal