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. 17 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 17 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alien Vs. Predator$3,226,602-18%3,395--$950$45,445,0691Fox
2The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$2,826,033-10%3,472--$814$43,116,2431Disney
3Collateral$1,761,358-7%3,20517$550$56,211,4552DreamWorks
4The Bourne Supremacy$1,101,5783%2,976-328$370$141,866,5114Universal
5The Village$894,678-4%3,142-591$285$101,691,0893Disney
6Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie$707,583-20%2,411--$293$11,077,5251Warner Bros.
7The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$622,813-4%2,612-255$238$49,261,4863Paramount
8Little Black Book$582,617-3%2,4450$238$15,831,9032Sony / Columbia
9I, Robot$478,256-2%2,178-628$220$134,932,7995Fox
10Spider-Man 2$444,601-6%1,907-657$233$361,885,4277Sony / Columbia