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 Tue, Dec. 23 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 23 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$12,476,342-8%3,703--$3,369$150,139,8021New Line
2Mona Lisa Smile$2,281,387-1%2,677--$852$16,120,9181Sony / Columbia
3Something's Gotta Give$1,961,60112%2,6770$733$37,143,8522Sony / Columbia
4Elf$1,878,44221%2,451-425$766$158,261,4907New Line
5The Last Samurai$1,590,73716%2,93830$541$62,447,7633Warner Bros.
6Stuck on You$1,163,2809%3,0074$387$19,217,7842Fox
7The Haunted Mansion$1,045,88310%2,414-587$433$60,799,1694Disney
8Bad Santa$808,01311%2,225-315$363$44,460,7624Miramax / Dimension
9Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$668,49210%2,121-834$315$95,202,9485Universal
10Love Don't Cost a Thing$575,5070%1,8440$312$12,343,4312Warner Bros.