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 Tue, Jul. 18 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 18 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men$5,848,730-8%3,025--$1,933$66,653,2971Fox
2Scary Movie$3,396,1883%3,152240$1,077$96,609,1692Miramax / Dimension
3The Perfect Storm$1,989,42910%3,4070$584$132,298,7393Warner Bros.
4Disney's The Kid$1,459,64611%2,320153$629$32,776,9412Disney
5The Patriot$1,232,93313%3,0610$403$85,091,8893Sony / Columbia
6Me, Myself & Irene$814,95714%2,850-146$286$78,634,7894Fox
7Gone in 60 Seconds$401,83216%1,702-169$236$91,739,0696Disney
8The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle$349,49211%2,328-154$150$21,082,0023Universal
9Big Momma's House$342,7973%1,643-283$209$108,973,9697Fox
10Mission: Impossible II$281,1958%1,709-348$165$208,210,6668Paramount