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, Jul. 13 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 13 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$5,432,121-6%4,16614$1,304$267,635,2402Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$3,766,989-12%3,091--$1,219$36,471,3521DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$1,906,985-3%3,086--$618$27,497,1221Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$1,763,7573%2,011286$877$83,612,1543Lionsgate
5The Notebook (2004)$1,341,14413%2,288-35$586$45,621,5613New Line
6DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$906,7180%2,444-509$371$99,680,4114Fox
7Shrek 2$862,24413%2,142-467$403$420,146,5858DreamWorks
8White Chicks$793,798-3%2,201-599$361$58,523,6193Sony / Columbia
9Sleepover$734,377-3%2,207--$333$5,658,9131MGM
10The Terminal$726,22812%2,313-469$314$66,631,5654DreamWorks