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, Apr. 12 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 12 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids$2,426,14928%3,133--$774$34,113,7742Miramax / Dimension
2Along Came a Spider$1,562,70519%2,530--$618$5,662,3601Paramount
3Joe Dirt$1,397,1707%2,638--$530$2,701,9320Sony / Columbia
4Josie and the Pussycats$1,145,59132%2,463--$465$2,012,4650Universal
5Blow$1,101,951-18%2,249--$490$5,458,7661New Line
6Kingdom Come$1,014,894-11%1,101--$922$2,152,4260Fox Searchlight
7Someone Like You$528,44722%2,349--$225$11,909,3742Fox
8Heartbreakers (2001)$523,57630%2,708--$193$21,442,7513MGM
9Enemy at the Gates$392,10921%1,724--$227$28,833,7054Paramount
10Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$312,53926%1,628-278$192$118,617,20318Sony Pictures Classics