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, Jul. 31 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 31 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$4,636,662-62%3,242--$1,430$47,154,4431Universal
2What Lies Beneath$3,051,516-57%2,82512$1,080$72,404,6462DreamWorks
3X-Men$1,702,040-57%3,107-5$548$124,641,8073Fox
4Scary Movie$1,110,647-58%3,256-45$341$133,884,3394Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$906,592-63%3,093-110$293$158,968,3075Warner Bros.
6Disney's The Kid$834,129-48%2,328-15$358$52,996,6514Disney
7Pokemon: The Movie 2000$825,626-57%2,7520$300$33,885,9312Warner Bros.
8Thomas and the Magic Railroad$603,048-57%2,106--$286$7,122,5041Destination
9The Patriot$530,249-61%2,329-422$228$101,732,0175Sony / Columbia
10Loser$484,858-44%2,0160$241$12,534,2992Sony / Columbia