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, Dec. 1 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 1 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Santa$868,603-69%2,005--$433$17,671,8801Miramax / Dimension
2Gothika$781,841-71%2,3820$328$42,061,0002Warner Bros.
3The Haunted Mansion$764,637-85%3,122--$245$34,812,4301Disney
4Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$693,693-86%3,4673$200$76,525,5182Universal
5Elf$688,608-82%3,202-179$215$129,709,4274New Line
6The Missing$668,503-70%2,756--$243$15,901,5341Sony / Columbia
7Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$559,313-75%2,703-398$207$67,192,0443Fox
8Timeline$457,549-73%2,787--$164$12,881,6541Paramount
9Love Actually$412,807-75%1,71424$241$43,805,5974Universal
10The Matrix Revolutions$252,457-71%2,055-969$123$133,587,3314Warner Bros.