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, Aug. 14 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 14 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1S.W.A.T.$2,645,206-18%3,202--$826$51,551,6031Sony / Columbia
2Freaky Friday (2003)$2,381,296-16%2,954244$806$44,981,9841Disney
3Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$1,462,941-11%3,170-220$461$239,553,9465Disney
4American Wedding$1,349,084-21%3,1753$425$72,454,9522Universal
5Seabiscuit$1,165,395-14%2,4287$480$74,925,1393Universal
6Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$878,853-17%3,38824$259$91,616,8683Miramax / Dimension
7Bad Boys II$543,843-14%2,449-573$222$125,715,0754Sony / Columbia
8Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$490,376-23%3,036-186$162$56,291,8683Paramount
9Finding Nemo$317,287-16%1,502-275$211$326,434,41811Disney
10The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$179,489-6%1,326-681$135$62,961,0805Fox