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. 17 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 17 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
150 First Dates$2,308,771-56%3,591--$643$47,416,7871Sony / Columbia
2Miracle$883,616-70%2,755150$321$40,936,7432Disney
3Barbershop 2: Back in Business$691,089-66%2,7110$255$45,665,7232MGM
4The Butterfly Effect$400,374-43%2,288-231$175$49,590,7514New Line
5Monster$348,785-39%1,093201$319$20,687,7718Newmarket
6Catch That Kid$343,082-76%2,8481$120$12,721,5442Fox
7The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$309,353-66%1,663-215$186$357,681,9469New Line
8Mystic River$291,097-53%1,3700$212$75,575,97618Warner Bros.
9Along Came Polly$280,085-55%2,543-415$110$82,296,4455Universal
10You Got Served$261,448-71%1,832-111$143$33,266,6313Sony / Screen Gems