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, Mar. 20 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 20 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Erin Brockovich$2,321,881-69%2,848--$815$30,460,7731Universal
2Mission to Mars$790,647-75%3,0606$258$41,414,3352Disney
3My Dog Skip$382,851-76%2,3310$164$21,652,66110Warner Bros.
4The Ninth Gate$314,346-70%1,65771$190$13,050,3362Artisan
5American Beauty$313,140-65%1,661139$189$96,615,59527DreamWorks
6Pitch Black$136,476-66%1,384-346$99$35,678,5985USA Films
7Snow Day$131,696-80%2,387-285$55$56,135,6956Paramount
8The Tigger Movie$131,011-79%1,701-392$77$41,724,7016Disney
9Reindeer Games$113,950-68%1,701-412$67$20,858,8064Miramax / Dimension
10The Next Best Thing$112,803-69%2,0351$55$13,294,5213Paramount