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, Jun. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$5,226,396-6%2,694--$1,940$40,857,9351Fox
2Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$2,606,32710%3,805-50$685$195,899,7273Warner Bros.
3The Terminal$2,434,0399%2,811--$866$23,725,2381DreamWorks
4Shrek 2$2,273,27221%3,306-537$688$382,787,5505DreamWorks
5Garfield$1,802,20419%3,15056$572$45,675,1722Fox
6The Stepford Wives$1,326,2479%3,0570$434$41,553,8942Paramount
7The Chronicles of Riddick$1,159,343-1%2,7570$421$44,830,7222Universal
8The Day After Tomorrow$1,018,4386%2,667-543$382$169,295,5034Fox
9Around the World in 80 Days (2004)$1,017,32410%2,801--$363$12,299,8541Disney
10Troy$271,88518%1,303-700$209$129,536,6406Warner Bros.