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 Thu, Jan. 1 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 1 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$12,784,78270%3,7030$3,453$262,232,0952New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$8,356,75426%3,3079$2,527$63,975,8731Fox
3Something's Gotta Give$4,275,8526%2,7090$1,578$69,502,4333Sony / Columbia
4Cold Mountain$4,107,32214%2,1630$1,899$32,161,0301Miramax
5Paycheck$3,785,37490%2,7620$1,371$28,805,6411Paramount
6Peter Pan (2003)$3,249,58649%2,8130$1,155$25,362,3021Universal
7Mona Lisa Smile$3,111,16645%2,6770$1,162$41,704,9962Sony / Columbia
8The Last Samurai$2,921,70072%2,5570$1,143$82,646,6944Warner Bros.
9Stuck on You$1,155,37875%2,4000$481$27,917,3863Fox
10Bad Santa$1,122,260105%1,7100$656$53,989,1235Miramax / Dimension