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, Jun. 6 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 6 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek$2,820,7791%3,66138$770$156,469,2653DreamWorks
2Pearl Harbor$2,430,451-16%3,2140$756$126,920,2442Disney
3The Animal$1,462,401-18%2,788--$525$4,953,3631Sony / Columbia
4Moulin Rouge!$1,325,752-16%2,2792277$582$18,683,8041Fox
5What's the Worst That Could Happen?$885,846-14%2,675--$331$2,963,3951MGM
6The Mummy Returns$640,085-13%3,204-349$200$183,246,7515Universal
7A Knight's Tale$372,249-14%2,441-523$152$12,986,6474Sony / Columbia
8Bridget Jones's Diary$225,643-10%1,301-440$173$18,264,6338Miramax
9Angel Eyes$182,804-14%2,007-400$91$6,250,3243Warner Bros.