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, Aug. 14 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 14 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hollow Man$1,502,809-62%2,9560$508$51,808,6372Sony / Columbia
2The Replacements$1,427,229-55%2,754--$518$12,468,0611Warner Bros.
3Space Cowboys$1,402,582-63%2,83530$495$40,430,9872Warner Bros.
4What Lies Beneath$1,230,502-56%2,92558$421$113,235,2934DreamWorks
5Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$1,121,693-62%3,2514$345$95,110,3733Universal
6X-Men$590,423-54%2,145-629$275$144,511,6055Fox
7The Perfect Storm$355,357-56%1,938-664$183$170,849,2137Warner Bros.
8Disney's The Kid$323,145-43%1,517-462$213$61,263,9806Disney
9Scary Movie$311,838-59%1,944-653$160$144,585,9566Miramax / Dimension
10Thomas and the Magic Railroad$210,701-52%1,502-608$140$11,489,6253Destination