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 Mon, Nov. 27 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 27 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$1,733,894-72%3,4439$504$95,788,0542Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$1,354,558-83%3,8040$356$100,614,0032Warner Bros.
3Deja Vu (2006)$1,206,439-71%3,108--$388$29,856,6211Disney
4Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$616,244-68%2,552-59$241$109,752,6634Fox
5Deck the Halls$394,095-83%3,205--$123$17,310,8481Fox
6The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$315,404-84%3,043-316$104$67,387,3754Disney
7Bobby$300,380-72%1,6671665$180$6,402,0052MGM / Weinstein
8The Fountain$277,574-68%1,472--$189$5,736,3081Warner Bros.
9Stranger Than Fiction$266,481-74%2,258-12$118$32,770,1343Sony / Columbia
10Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny$252,341-64%1,919--$131$5,466,8331New Line