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 Sun, Sep. 21 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 21 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld$5,231,875-34%2,915--$1,795$21,753,1381Sony / Screen Gems
2Secondhand Lions$3,234,076-37%3,013--$1,073$12,141,5171New Line
3Once Upon a Time in Mexico$2,943,391-35%3,2897$895$40,950,8722Sony / Columbia
4The Fighting Temptations$2,742,705-48%2,026--$1,354$11,758,9751Paramount
5Cold Creek Manor$1,925,199-44%2,035--$946$8,190,2831Disney
6Matchstick Men$1,624,537-52%2,7110$599$24,233,8462Warner Bros.
7Cabin Fever$963,049-41%2,10518$458$14,726,3452Lionsgate
8Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$891,047-49%2,0830$428$17,302,2233Paramount
9Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$860,788-46%1,746-283$493$292,497,30511Disney
10Freaky Friday (2003)$662,292-43%1,850-717$358$105,095,8187Disney