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, Aug. 19 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 19 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freddy Vs. Jason$3,210,746-13%3,014--$1,065$43,334,4691New Line
2S.W.A.T.$2,063,6851%3,22018$641$73,790,4002Sony / Columbia
3Freaky Friday (2003)$1,752,407-1%2,97925$588$61,944,3302Disney
4Uptown Girls$1,488,303-1%2,495--$597$14,269,6941MGM
5Open Range$1,487,094-9%2,075--$717$17,165,7861Disney
6Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$1,308,6553%2,710-460$483$251,297,7156Disney
7American Wedding$1,179,9398%2,985-190$395$83,126,5633Universal
8Seabiscuit$971,5847%2,46234$395$84,893,1314Universal
9Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$698,84311%3,003-385$233$98,235,5774Miramax / Dimension
10Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$388,4718%1,926-1110$202$59,825,5694Paramount