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. 27 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 27 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fast and the Furious$4,007,155-16%2,628--$1,525$54,041,3251Universal
2Dr. Dolittle 2$2,635,823-1%3,049--$864$9,280,0671Fox
3Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$1,832,850-9%3,312--$553$53,598,7812Paramount
4Baby Boy$1,812,539--1,473--$1,231$1,812,5390Sony / Columbia
5Atlantis: The Lost Empire$1,662,7732%3,071--$541$25,481,0262Disney
6Shrek$1,321,6500%3,007-310$440$219,073,0876DreamWorks
7Swordfish$783,940-11%2,660--$295$25,116,1533Warner Bros.
8Pearl Harbor$772,324-6%2,668-472$289$174,257,2725Disney
9Moulin Rouge!$528,369-11%1,585-499$333$45,057,3984Fox
10Evolution$424,312-3%2,258-355$188$33,602,0863DreamWorks