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 Mon, Jul. 7 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 7 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$5,705,291-57%3,504--$1,628$78,094,2601Warner Bros.
2Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$3,387,519-49%3,350--$1,011$41,895,5421MGM
3Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$2,012,930-53%3,48526$578$69,082,3922Sony / Columbia
4Finding Nemo$1,855,466-48%2,902-431$639$276,793,6126Disney
5Hulk$1,151,886-55%3,291-383$350$118,166,0413Universal
628 Days Later$1,093,192-49%1,407147$777$21,650,6422Fox Searchlight
7Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$1,072,121-52%3,086--$347$11,130,8511DreamWorks
8The Italian Job$597,403-53%1,584-437$377$84,474,6736Paramount
9Bruce Almighty$588,128-50%1,929-722$305$229,240,8107Universal
102 Fast 2 Furious$444,675-46%1,779-1038$250$119,881,4805Universal