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, Aug. 3 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 3 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Village$4,746,846-21%3,730--$1,273$61,500,1601Disney
2The Bourne Supremacy$2,893,477-8%3,18015$910$104,869,6102Universal
3The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$1,908,011-10%2,867--$666$24,039,1421Paramount
4I, Robot$1,374,258-2%3,204-290$429$117,815,4003Fox
5Spider-Man 2$1,188,819-4%3,001-752$396$346,867,5145Sony / Columbia
6A Cinderella Story$954,0176%2,350-275$406$42,182,4013Warner Bros.
7Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle$946,635-8%2,135--$443$7,454,8451New Line
8Catwoman$867,999-2%3,1170$278$31,531,2472Warner Bros.
9The Notebook (2004)$543,6649%1,506-497$361$69,316,4726New Line
10Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$524,426-2%2,032-904$258$79,224,8624DreamWorks