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 Thu, Aug. 19 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 19 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$2,457,768-5%3,472546$708$48,164,1861Disney
2Alien Vs. Predator$2,404,207-11%3,395--$708$50,552,6931Fox
3Collateral$1,657,580-2%3,20517$517$59,565,0472DreamWorks
4The Bourne Supremacy$1,041,0973%2,976-227$350$143,921,1404Universal
5The Village$808,706-2%3,142-591$257$103,325,5253Disney
6The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$629,868-1%2,612-255$241$50,527,4693Paramount
7Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie$582,655-5%2,411--$242$12,271,6531Warner Bros.
8Little Black Book$526,372-5%2,4450$215$16,912,9802Sony / Columbia
9I, Robot$477,7761%2,178-628$219$135,882,9835Fox
10Spider-Man 2$436,1583%1,907-657$229$362,746,2067Sony / Columbia