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 Thu, Dec. 21 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 21 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What Women Want (2000)$4,145,97912%3,012--$1,376$48,567,4041Paramount
2How the Grinch Stole Christmas$2,214,91526%3,25674$680$220,395,4885Universal
3Vertical Limit$1,111,74814%2,3070$482$32,728,2052Sony / Columbia
4Proof of Life$702,68612%2,7050$260$21,315,6312Warner Bros.
5102 Dalmatians$534,37729%2,190-514$244$49,584,4044Disney
6Unbreakable$490,40011%2,297-385$213$84,910,9714Disney
7Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$353,16815%2,540-300$139$45,378,8335Paramount
8Meet the Parents$206,39425%1,380-554$150$159,650,33711Universal
9Charlie's Angels$181,87310%1,625-579$112$121,742,5827Sony / Columbia