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 Fri, Oct. 3 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 3 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1School of Rock$6,006,778--2,614--$2,298$6,006,7781Paramount
2Out of Time$5,262,459--3,076--$1,711$5,262,4591MGM
3The Rundown$2,854,964183%3,1542$905$25,837,6962Universal
4Under the Tuscan Sun$2,315,181186%1,697471$1,364$15,373,4132Disney
5Secondhand Lions$1,510,909201%3,032-6$498$26,957,5713New Line
6Underworld$1,456,834129%2,715-213$537$41,197,7673Sony / Screen Gems
7The Fighting Temptations$872,499217%1,762-264$495$22,062,2243Paramount
8Once Upon a Time in Mexico$746,215116%2,097-825$356$51,188,1684Sony / Columbia
9Cold Creek Manor$732,085162%1,938-97$378$16,561,9043Disney
10Matchstick Men$677,550128%2,007-659$338$32,600,6614Warner Bros.