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 Fri, Jan. 14 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 14 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Next Friday$4,361,699149%1,103--$3,954$8,809,4031New Line
2Girl, Interrupted$2,581,087--1,902--$1,357$2,949,6644Sony / Columbia
3The Hurricane$2,506,7071118%1,4541295$1,724$6,260,1121Universal
4The Green Mile$1,974,410225%2,483-195$795$96,422,5326Warner Bros.
5Stuart Little$1,742,170306%3,092113$563$100,267,2395Sony / Columbia
6Galaxy Quest$1,604,218271%2,4500$655$41,821,0444DreamWorks
7The Talented Mr. Ripley$1,597,231265%2,36953$674$58,114,8494Paramount
8Any Given Sunday$1,319,769197%2,5050$527$62,800,6314Warner Bros.
9Toy Story 2$1,047,082242%2,326-426$450$222,031,2478Disney
10Magnolia$923,265150%1,0384$889$8,733,6675New Line