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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Nov. 10 - Sun, Nov. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$28,270,062--2,5661729$11,017$67,111,5862Fox
2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$16,927,076--3,4580$4,895$41,084,5462Disney
3Flushed Away$16,605,896--3,7070$4,480$39,827,6332Paramount / DreamWorks
4Stranger Than Fiction$13,410,518--2,264--$5,923$13,410,5181Sony / Columbia
5Saw III$6,984,297--3,013-154$2,318$70,261,7563Lionsgate
6Babel$5,558,988--1,2511216$4,444$7,397,6223Paramount Vantage
7The Departed$5,165,883--2,210-575$2,338$109,707,1976Warner Bros.
8The Prestige$4,777,509--2,236-69$2,137$46,188,2694Disney
9The Return (2006)$4,479,621--1,986--$2,256$4,479,6211Rogue
10A Good Year$3,720,936--2,066--$1,801$3,720,9361Fox