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, Apr. 24 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 24 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1U-571$1,846,790-59%2,583--$715$21,400,4721Universal
2The Road to El Dorado$853,006-30%3,170-53$269$42,769,3114DreamWorks
3Love & Basketball$778,282-63%1,237--$629$8,918,6221New Line
428 Days$745,789-54%2,5230$296$22,787,0412Sony / Columbia
5Rules of Engagement$710,157-62%3,22030$221$43,768,7143Paramount
6Keeping the Faith$681,962-61%2,1586$316$19,321,3402Disney
7Erin Brockovich$488,874-60%3,056-14$160$107,877,1586Universal
8Return to Me$424,906-58%2,3200$183$21,629,9703MGM
9The Skulls$296,008-51%2,047-362$145$30,631,5384Universal
10High Fidelity$181,902-67%1,2312$148$18,721,7314Disney