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. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Forgotten$1,453,330-70%3,104--$468$22,476,4961Sony / Columbia
2Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$503,116-71%3,1700$159$26,019,3052Paramount
3Resident Evil: Apocalypse$341,215-70%2,836-448$120$43,802,2343Sony / Screen Gems
4Mr. 3000$315,354-75%2,7360$115$15,734,2352Disney
5Cellular$268,910-70%2,76314$97$25,349,2963New Line
6First Daughter$264,286-73%2,260--$117$4,265,7251Fox
7Wimbledon$233,483-70%2,0395$115$12,352,3652Universal
8Without a Paddle$156,700-71%2,319-291$68$53,640,5666Paramount
9Napoleon Dynamite$133,571-67%1,0240$130$35,852,16716Fox Searchlight
10Collateral$122,615-64%1,287-318$95$98,254,4648DreamWorks