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. 18 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 18 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Happy Feet$17,128,67640%3,804--$4,503$29,386,2481Warner Bros.
2Casino Royale (2006)$15,414,8735%3,434--$4,489$30,156,0791Sony / Columbia
3Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$5,922,27619%2,61145$2,268$87,040,6673Fox
4The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$3,838,71283%3,359-99$1,143$49,331,5463Disney
5Flushed Away$3,006,63591%3,307-400$909$46,575,4213Paramount / DreamWorks
6Stranger Than Fiction$2,812,80625%2,2706$1,239$21,370,1932Sony / Columbia
7Saw III$1,266,51239%1,942-1071$652$74,230,1964Lionsgate
8Babel$1,199,54837%1,2510$959$11,188,5744Paramount Vantage
9The Departed$1,143,01745%1,611-599$710$113,192,1567Warner Bros.
10Let's Go to Prison$882,10620%1,495--$590$1,614,1551Universal