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, Nov. 7 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 7 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix Revolutions$16,529,86450%3,502--$4,720$51,844,9541Warner Bros.
2Elf$8,957,862--3,337--$2,684$8,957,8621New Line
3Brother Bear$4,230,668190%3,0303028$1,396$29,725,7932Disney
4Scary Movie 3$3,455,135241%3,288-217$1,051$85,705,7543Miramax / Dimension
5Radio$2,221,259220%2,811-263$790$31,137,1783Sony / Columbia
6The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$1,591,529211%2,378-592$669$70,025,0424New Line
7Runaway Jury$1,377,392184%2,133-603$646$36,699,4444Fox
8Mystic River$1,324,763160%1,58130$838$36,974,8574Warner Bros.
9School of Rock$917,204218%1,982-804$463$71,362,1696Paramount
10Kill Bill Vol. 1$676,879101%1,681-748$403$63,266,1475Miramax