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, Nov. 11 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 11 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$11,523,10118%2,5661729$4,491$60,145,2622Fox
2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$7,139,62533%3,4580$2,065$36,675,1062Disney
3Flushed Away$6,788,40028%3,7070$1,831$35,304,2282Paramount / DreamWorks
4Stranger Than Fiction$5,637,64615%2,264--$2,490$10,552,8131Sony / Columbia
5Saw III$2,965,61924%3,013-154$984$68,639,3233Lionsgate
6The Departed$2,327,94245%2,210-575$1,053$108,476,1056Warner Bros.
7Babel$2,289,22633%1,2511216$1,830$5,854,8373Paramount Vantage
8The Prestige$2,067,68828%2,236-69$925$45,094,0324Disney
9The Return (2006)$1,863,2872%1,986--$938$3,690,0581Rogue
10A Good Year$1,573,42025%2,066--$762$2,832,8141Fox