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 Thu, Apr. 1 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 1 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$1,279,5000%3,214-36$398$320,254,1155Newmarket
2Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,272,573-5%3,312--$384$34,960,2671Warner Bros.
3The Ladykillers$861,455-7%1,583--$544$16,395,1961Disney
4Dawn of the Dead (2004)$674,088-2%2,7483$245$47,172,8842Universal
5Jersey Girl$576,909-3%1,520--$380$10,705,0701Miramax
6Taking Lives$536,935-5%2,7050$198$23,981,0812Warner Bros.
7Starsky & Hutch$453,996-2%2,985-200$152$78,690,3454Warner Bros.
8Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$449,318-6%1,3574$331$18,478,6522Focus
9Hidalgo$409,042-3%2,667-262$153$58,097,1094Disney
10Secret Window$361,1161%2,912-106$124$42,007,1343Sony / Columbia