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 Sun, Oct. 10 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 10 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shark Tale$9,558,352-31%4,07054$2,348$87,351,3892DreamWorks
2Friday Night Lights$5,240,913-37%2,667--$1,965$20,268,9651Universal
3Ladder 49$3,577,684-39%3,2611$1,097$41,025,1692Disney
4Taxi (2004)$3,376,197-34%3,001--$1,125$12,649,5081Fox
5The Forgotten$2,096,450-37%2,981-163$703$48,724,5443Sony / Columbia
6Raise Your Voice$1,075,113-34%2,521--$426$4,023,3441New Line
7Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$585,971-53%1,743-978$336$33,932,5364Paramount
8Resident Evil: Apocalypse$391,236-28%1,217-769$321$49,009,9145Sony / Screen Gems
9Mr. 3000$258,080-41%1,386-853$186$20,658,7734Disney
10Cellular$251,454-43%1,152-868$218$29,682,7135New Line