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 Mon, Mar. 29 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 29 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,502,617-81%3,312--$454$30,941,3851Warner Bros.
2The Passion of the Christ$1,193,365-72%3,214-36$371$316,346,9765Newmarket
3The Ladykillers$982,960-67%1,583--$621$13,618,8651Disney
4Dawn of the Dead (2004)$810,338-70%2,7483$295$45,029,4952Universal
5Jersey Girl$576,336-72%1,520--$379$8,896,1481Miramax
6Taking Lives$556,309-67%2,7050$206$22,275,9812Warner Bros.
7Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$483,508-64%1,3574$356$17,037,3102Focus
8Starsky & Hutch$450,742-68%2,985-200$151$77,274,6244Warner Bros.
9Hidalgo$398,671-71%2,667-262$149$56,823,9574Disney
10Secret Window$343,386-71%2,912-106$118$40,915,4043Sony / Columbia