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 Tue, Nov. 21 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 21 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$4,502,99217%3,434--$1,311$49,173,3531Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$4,055,74934%3,804--$1,066$48,612,6301Warner Bros.
3Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$1,744,89027%2,61145$668$93,870,5733Fox
4The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$979,15946%3,359-99$292$53,353,0013Disney
5Stranger Than Fiction$887,05656%2,2706$391$24,359,2122Sony / Columbia
6Flushed Away$628,21331%3,307-400$190$49,694,6863Paramount / DreamWorks
7Saw III$457,96953%1,942-1071$236$75,722,6534Lionsgate
8The Departed$317,83926%1,611-599$197$114,416,6217Warner Bros.
9Babel$316,91118%1,2510$253$12,602,7614Paramount Vantage
10The Prestige$273,56843%1,470-766$186$49,832,4125Disney