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, May. 24 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 24 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek$3,419,32610%3,5873585$953$56,538,1681DreamWorks
2The Mummy Returns$1,226,83011%3,45251$355$151,646,5403Universal
3A Knight's Tale$805,25910%2,9800$270$8,286,5832Sony / Columbia
4Angel Eyes$676,805-5%2,375--$285$3,097,4101Warner Bros.
5Bridget Jones's Diary$412,9255%2,142-364$193$15,766,2576Miramax
6Along Came a Spider$202,861-5%1,908-572$106$16,727,8067Paramount
7Driven$168,4896%2,011-793$84$6,721,6214Warner Bros.
8Blow$163,163-14%1,133-369$144$15,334,1857New Line
9Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$103,82114%1,993-173$52$4,027,1715Paramount
10Spy Kids$96,80218%2,035-564$48$46,405,1628Miramax / Dimension