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 Sat, Jul. 19 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 19 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Boys II$16,203,551-4%3,186--$5,086$33,087,4371Sony / Columbia
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$13,095,40625%3,35990$3,899$122,573,8932Disney
3The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$3,968,47125%3,0020$1,322$39,524,3502Fox
4Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$3,651,98528%3,404-100$1,073$125,073,8993Warner Bros.
5Johnny English$3,409,35510%2,236--$1,525$6,517,6801Universal
6Finding Nemo$2,597,391-4%2,480-163$1,047$301,815,0348Disney
7Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$2,331,66911%3,205-170$728$73,766,2183MGM
8How to Deal$1,778,286-34%2,319--$767$4,467,1811New Line
9Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$1,453,65114%2,261-941$643$88,154,1484Sony / Columbia
1028 Days Later$955,78118%1,310-86$730$32,623,0464Fox Searchlight