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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, May. 18 - Sun, May. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek$42,347,860--3,587--$11,806$42,387,8701DreamWorks
2The Mummy Returns$20,435,956-39%3,45242$5,920$146,450,4403Universal
3A Knight's Tale$10,406,836-37%2,9800$3,492$15,361,8332Sony / Columbia
4Angel Eyes$9,225,575--2,375--$3,884$9,225,5751Warner Bros.
5Bridget Jones's Diary$3,730,451-16%2,142-364$1,742$17,810,6166Miramax
6Along Came a Spider$2,352,157-23%1,908-572$1,233$18,195,7887Paramount
7Driven$1,827,516-40%2,011-793$909$7,836,4904Warner Bros.
8Blow$1,401,608-25%1,133-369$1,237$15,941,3817New Line
9Spy Kids$1,286,388-52%2,035-564$632$47,288,6838Miramax / Dimension
10Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$1,207,435-44%1,993-173$606$4,834,6665Paramount