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, Nov. 15 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 15 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pokemon: The First Movie$1,218,865-86%3,043--$401$52,041,9751Warner Bros.
2The Bone Collector$843,441-73%2,5947$325$36,333,6842Universal
3Dogma$720,481-68%1,269--$568$9,322,1941Lionsgate
4The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$492,248-71%2,147--$229$7,657,1861Sony / Columbia
5The Insider$322,086-74%1,83324$176$14,353,2062Disney
6Anywhere But Here$298,700-77%1,672--$179$5,905,6191Fox
7House on Haunted Hill (1999)$273,185-74%2,530-180$108$35,122,9293Warner Bros.
8The Bachelor$225,633-77%2,5242$89$14,517,3212New Line
9The Best Man$168,654-74%1,053-237$160$18,603,0134Universal
10American Beauty$164,021-70%1,264-289$130$62,208,4229DreamWorks