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 Sat, Oct. 21 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 21 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Prestige$5,851,41614%2,281--$2,565$10,993,5651Disney
2The Departed$5,774,82139%3,005-12$1,922$73,408,0223Warner Bros.
3Flags of Our Fathers$4,010,13914%1,876--$2,138$7,539,7781Paramount / DreamWorks
4Open Season (2006)$3,588,15967%3,379-308$1,062$67,333,4884Sony / Columbia
5The Grudge 2$3,393,72328%3,2143$1,056$29,724,9112Sony / Columbia
6Flicka$3,098,65723%2,877--$1,077$5,608,3821Fox
7Man of the Year (2006)$3,076,90139%2,5227$1,220$20,763,7972Universal
8The Marine$1,658,60759%2,5450$652$11,521,8482Fox
9The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$1,654,70343%2,569-251$644$34,929,1963New Line
10The Guardian (2006)$1,628,18647%2,558-486$637$45,646,9334Disney