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, Sep. 16 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 16 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Apocalypse$1,211,931-2%3,284--$369$28,375,5431Sony / Screen Gems
2Cellular$721,079-2%2,749--$262$12,918,4511New Line
3Hero (2002)$425,1166%2,17583$195$43,259,5963Miramax
4Without a Paddle$339,1499%2,754-2$123$46,694,5424Paramount
5Collateral$280,0844%2,024-324$138$93,707,8406DreamWorks
6Paparazzi$256,4093%2,15338$119$12,974,9652Fox
7The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$252,16056%2,452-687$103$89,953,8175Disney
8Vanity Fair$246,2364%1,0543$234$12,021,5032Focus
9Wicker Park$236,1200%2,5980$91$11,289,5532MGM
10The Bourne Supremacy$216,5997%1,494-223$145$168,625,5708Universal