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. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Supremacy$6,045,304-7%3,165--$1,910$65,040,4011Universal
2I, Robot$2,620,6515%3,49474$750$100,250,4612Fox
3Spider-Man 2$2,042,2649%3,753-305$544$332,373,7404Sony / Columbia
4Catwoman$1,777,651-4%3,117--$570$20,353,1941Warner Bros.
5A Cinderella Story$1,688,67920%2,6250$643$32,702,2282Warner Bros.
6Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$1,119,6118%2,936-168$381$73,211,9643DreamWorks
7Fahrenheit 9/11$930,89627%1,855-149$502$104,803,0825Lionsgate
8The Notebook (2004)$898,20820%2,003-86$448$63,978,6235New Line
9King Arthur (2004)$542,23618%2,104-982$258$46,171,5763Disney
10Shrek 2$511,02540%1,559-298$328$430,322,72210DreamWorks