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 Wed, Dec. 13 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 13 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How the Grinch Stole Christmas$985,133-17%3,18244$310$198,687,4694Universal
2Vertical Limit$952,717-23%2,307--$413$18,703,2771Sony / Columbia
3Proof of Life$742,254-18%2,705--$274$12,653,6821Warner Bros.
4Unbreakable$459,475-19%2,682-26$171$78,907,0023Disney
5102 Dalmatians$245,854-15%2,7040$91$45,035,1093Disney
6Charlie's Angels$173,100-18%2,204-547$79$119,792,2756Sony / Columbia
7Meet the Parents$164,978-10%1,934-383$85$157,605,96310Universal
8Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$152,823-15%2,840-97$54$42,296,9864Paramount
9The 6th Day$104,205-20%1,833-683$57$33,331,7074Sony / Columbia