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, Jan. 13 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 13 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$1,148,9525%3,532-171$325$314,571,3914New Line
2Big Fish$1,107,4942%2,4062281$460$25,584,1015Sony / Columbia
3Cold Mountain$719,55016%2,30286$313$56,686,0563Miramax
4Something's Gotta Give$664,40420%2,87668$231$93,728,9045Sony / Columbia
5Cheaper by the Dozen$515,2217%3,238-69$159$102,145,4013Fox
6The Last Samurai$460,82411%1,901-500$242$98,061,2306Warner Bros.
7Mona Lisa Smile$430,69631%2,500-214$172$57,641,3114Sony / Columbia
8Paycheck$400,8057%2,7620$145$47,216,5593Paramount
9My Baby's Daddy$304,398-9%1,447--$210$8,189,0711Miramax
10Chasing Liberty$301,1313%2,400--$125$6,675,5171Warner Bros.