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, Oct. 14 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 14 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shark Tale$1,426,03012%4,07054$350$96,718,6202DreamWorks
2Friday Night Lights$1,186,66625%2,667--$445$25,602,2791Universal
3Ladder 49$895,76912%3,2611$275$45,244,0992Disney
4Taxi (2004)$676,19012%3,0012392$225$15,998,3051Fox
5The Forgotten$546,34023%2,981-163$183$51,157,7923Sony / Columbia
6Raise Your Voice$185,3218%2,521--$74$5,148,6251New Line
7Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$157,89119%1,743-978$91$34,680,6554Paramount
8Resident Evil: Apocalypse$96,0568%1,217-769$79$49,462,3745Sony / Screen Gems
9Mr. 3000$68,93224%1,386-853$50$20,998,9644Disney
10First Daughter$48,64810%1,023-1257$48$8,527,0913Fox