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, Feb. 10 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 10 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Barbershop 2: Back in Business$1,008,626-24%2,711--$372$26,570,3911MGM
2Miracle$848,708-16%2,605--$326$21,244,2261Disney
3The Butterfly Effect$517,8579%2,519-86$206$42,315,0453New Line
4Along Came Polly$385,5394%2,958-94$130$75,805,6974Universal
5The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$282,043-5%1,878-378$150$351,715,1388New Line
6Mystic River$278,5788%1,3700$203$70,431,16817Warner Bros.
7Cold Mountain$251,51318%1,917-583$131$83,353,1477Miramax
8You Got Served$248,000-28%1,94310$128$26,456,5612Sony / Screen Gems
9Something's Gotta Give$207,26624%1,237-364$168$115,859,4849Sony / Columbia
10Big Fish$203,3535%1,617-663$126$60,114,5199Sony / Columbia