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 Wed, Aug. 27 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 27 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1S.W.A.T.$928,274-19%3,204-16$290$91,054,6283Sony / Columbia
2Freddy Vs. Jason$901,819-20%3,0140$299$64,498,5202New Line
3Freaky Friday (2003)$868,384-19%3,05879$284$77,422,4773Disney
4Open Range$836,491-9%2,16388$387$31,933,5992Disney
5Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$781,815-14%2,404-306$325$263,453,6387Disney
6Seabiscuit$658,058-7%2,53472$260$94,947,4775Universal
7Uptown Girls$584,294-18%2,4950$234$24,304,5792MGM
8American Wedding$568,808-18%2,467-518$231$92,429,8404Universal
9The Medallion$553,339-24%2,648--$209$10,137,6311Sony / TriStar
10My Boss's Daughter$507,421-17%2,201--$231$6,676,3641Miramax / Dimension