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, Oct. 2 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 2 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Rundown$1,009,2930%3,152--$320$22,982,7321Universal
2Under the Tuscan Sun$810,785-3%1,226--$661$13,058,2321Disney
3Underworld$635,8893%2,92813$217$39,740,9332Sony / Screen Gems
4Secondhand Lions$501,2854%3,03825$165$25,446,6622New Line
5Once Upon a Time in Mexico$345,258-2%2,922-367$118$50,441,9533Sony / Columbia
6Matchstick Men$296,5421%2,666-45$111$31,923,1113Warner Bros.
7Cold Creek Manor$279,058-3%2,0350$137$15,829,8192Disney
8The Fighting Temptations$274,94014%2,0260$136$21,189,7252Paramount
9Duplex$253,330-4%2,189--$116$5,692,8301Miramax
10Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$141,6990%1,443-303$98$296,303,23912Disney