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. 29 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 29 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$4,086,307-7%3,344--$1,222$41,899,7581Miramax / Dimension
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$3,596,4180%3,41657$1,053$184,019,1893Disney
3Seabiscuit$2,754,560-1%1,989--$1,385$26,393,7971Universal
4Bad Boys II$2,653,693-8%3,20216$829$94,032,5412Sony / Columbia
5Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$2,509,655-5%3,222--$779$26,933,6961Paramount
6Finding Nemo$763,9649%2,025-455$377$314,582,9409Disney
7The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$726,0853%2,532-470$287$54,355,4213Fox
8Johnny English$670,75113%2,2360$300$19,697,8422Universal
9Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$638,9653%2,660-744$240$138,720,5844Warner Bros.
10How to Deal$458,682-4%2,3190$198$12,413,1332New Line