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, Nov. 2 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 2 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw III$1,788,678-14%3,167--$565$44,576,3121Lionsgate
2The Departed$823,096-1%2,951-54$279$94,284,5044Warner Bros.
3The Prestige$718,7123%2,2810$315$31,632,3032Disney
4Flags of Our Fathers$558,1480%2,190314$255$22,132,2372Paramount / DreamWorks
5Man of the Year (2006)$340,8644%2,626104$130$30,183,4173Universal
6Open Season (2006)$283,071-2%3,059-320$93$78,285,0625Sony / Columbia
7Flicka$258,8652%2,8770$90$14,901,3662Fox
8The Guardian (2006)$183,2517%1,973-585$93$50,650,4175Disney
9The Grudge 2$146,1950%3,063-151$48$36,742,3223Sony / Columbia
10Catch a Fire$144,739-1%1,305--$111$2,631,0391Focus Features