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 Mon, Nov. 17 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 17 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$1,862,205-71%3,101--$601$26,968,0871Fox
2Elf$1,385,649-81%3,38144$410$71,745,6612New Line
3The Matrix Revolutions$1,050,038-75%3,5020$300$115,321,1132Warner Bros.
4Love Actually$659,104-71%1,177601$560$19,522,9232Universal
5Brother Bear$470,428-88%3,0300$155$63,527,4993Disney
6Looney Tunes: Back in Action$346,175-88%2,903--$119$9,662,5441Warner Bros.
7Scary Movie 3$250,667-81%2,960-328$85$102,602,1394Miramax / Dimension
8Mystic River$221,678-72%1,550-31$143$45,793,4005Warner Bros.
9Radio$219,161-79%2,416-395$91$43,739,6444Sony / Columbia
10Runaway Jury$177,337-71%1,582-551$112$44,696,8195Fox