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 Wed, Apr. 21 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 21 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 2$1,761,526-12%2,971--$593$31,008,0761Miramax
2The Punisher$972,173-8%2,649--$367$16,967,3731Lionsgate
3The Passion of the Christ$361,435-1%2,848-392$127$361,847,4768Newmarket
4Hellboy$338,473-5%2,897-146$117$51,350,8593Sony / Columbia
5The Alamo (2004)$335,4675%2,6090$129$17,372,2262Disney
6Walking Tall$316,588-1%2,444-392$130$37,562,0673MGM
7Home on the Range$316,14612%2,735-323$116$38,653,6263Disney
8Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$287,44016%2,810-320$102$73,083,6524Warner Bros.
9Connie and Carla$273,056-4%1,014--$269$4,065,2991Universal
10The Whole Ten Yards$269,4010%2,6540$102$13,263,3002Warner Bros.