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 Wed, Sep. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$752,423-14%3,170--$237$18,136,7121Paramount
2Resident Evil: Apocalypse$553,220-15%3,2840$168$38,876,4822Sony / Screen Gems
3Cellular$422,146-9%2,7490$154$21,011,0922New Line
4Wimbledon$407,624-13%2,034--$200$8,410,6091Universal
5Mr. 3000$397,090-7%2,736--$145$9,929,3091Disney
6Hero (2002)$218,085-10%1,926-249$113$46,776,6724Miramax
7Without a Paddle$196,321-9%2,610-144$75$50,927,2555Paramount
8Collateral$179,136-6%1,605-419$112$96,506,2017DreamWorks
9Napoleon Dynamite$138,1171%1,024103$135$33,764,89415Fox Searchlight
10The Bourne Supremacy$129,852-9%1,236-258$105$170,838,6239Universal