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, Dec. 4 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 4 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$1,036,482-72%3,386-57$306$116,913,5243Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$827,801-83%3,8040$218$122,332,3503Warner Bros.
3Deja Vu (2006)$743,553-71%3,1080$239$44,753,2242Disney
4The Nativity Story$555,629-77%3,083--$180$8,406,7471New Line
5Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$360,428-68%2,237-315$161$116,601,0715Fox
6Deck the Halls$281,651-84%3,2050$88$25,297,4522Fox
7Turistas$270,401-69%1,570--$172$3,852,4631Fox Atomic
8The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$215,236-84%2,617-426$82$73,254,5935Disney
9Stranger Than Fiction$187,319-71%1,804-454$104$37,097,4154Sony / Columbia
10National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj$180,245-67%1,979--$91$2,493,8611MGM