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 Mon, Sep. 20 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 20 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$925,559-76%3,170--$292$16,505,5011Paramount
2Resident Evil: Apocalypse$643,015-74%3,2840$196$37,674,7592Sony / Screen Gems
3Mr. 3000$425,304-78%2,736--$155$9,105,3291Disney
4Wimbledon$416,013-72%2,034--$205$7,534,0301Universal
5Cellular$412,887-74%2,7490$150$20,126,2592New Line
6Hero (2002)$218,364-72%1,926-249$113$46,316,1894Miramax
7Without a Paddle$188,040-77%2,610-144$72$50,514,0975Paramount
8Collateral$162,709-69%1,605-419$101$96,136,7157DreamWorks
9Napoleon Dynamite$149,965-70%1,024103$146$33,489,87415Fox Searchlight
10The Bourne Supremacy$123,129-68%1,236-258$100$170,566,4359Universal