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, Mar. 16 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 16 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$3,025,757-5%3,22151$939$270,706,7613Newmarket
2Starsky & Hutch$1,485,9290%3,1850$467$54,475,5042Warner Bros.
3Secret Window$1,392,413-3%3,018--$461$21,068,0491Sony / Columbia
4Hidalgo$1,151,4483%3,0652$376$37,903,2532Disney
5Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$921,61016%2,973--$310$9,731,1921MGM
650 First Dates$585,79611%2,586-454$227$107,815,3295Sony / Columbia
7Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$297,81014%1,801-379$165$25,499,6304Disney
8Twisted$292,2213%2,208-496$132$21,708,6983Paramount
9The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$229,42911%1,307-596$176$371,589,76013New Line
10Monster$165,3578%1,012-70$163$32,434,80312Newmarket