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, Jul. 26 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 26 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Supremacy$6,472,215-55%3,165--$2,045$58,995,0971Universal
2I, Robot$2,505,247-59%3,49474$717$97,629,8102Fox
3Spider-Man 2$1,867,459-57%3,753-305$498$330,331,4764Sony / Columbia
4Catwoman$1,847,673-58%3,117--$593$18,575,5431Warner Bros.
5A Cinderella Story$1,404,674-35%2,6250$535$31,013,5492Warner Bros.
6Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$1,032,530-48%2,936-168$352$72,092,3533DreamWorks
7The Notebook (2004)$747,326-41%2,003-86$373$63,080,4155New Line
8Fahrenheit 9/11$731,460-50%1,855-149$394$103,872,1865Lionsgate
9King Arthur (2004)$458,280-51%2,104-982$218$45,629,3403Disney
10Shrek 2$364,705-50%1,559-298$234$429,811,69710DreamWorks