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, Nov. 12 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 12 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix Revolutions$2,223,402-57%3,5020$635$95,802,3291Warner Bros.
2Elf$1,678,229-70%3,337--$503$42,227,0431New Line
3Brother Bear$690,708-82%3,0300$228$50,214,7602Disney
4Scary Movie 3$396,823-71%3,288-217$121$95,839,5013Miramax / Dimension
5Mystic River$381,431-44%1,58130$241$41,976,5554Warner Bros.
6Radio$377,935-64%2,811-263$134$38,306,5973Sony / Columbia
7Runaway Jury$345,956-45%2,133-603$162$41,405,7564Fox
8The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$276,185-51%2,378-592$116$74,764,4564New Line
9Kill Bill Vol. 1$233,413-44%1,681-748$139$65,869,5255Miramax
10School of Rock$121,468-77%1,982-804$61$74,440,1166Paramount