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 Wed, Dec. 6 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 6 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$1,044,475-6%3,386-57$308$119,070,6653Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$887,9960%3,8040$233$124,104,7353Warner Bros.
3Deja Vu (2006)$723,004-8%3,1080$233$46,266,2032Disney
4The Nativity Story$608,259-1%3,083--$197$9,629,3311New Line
5Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$356,578-7%2,237-315$159$117,342,8325Fox
6Deck the Halls$278,118-4%3,2050$87$25,865,4042Fox
7The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$225,3183%2,617-426$86$73,698,9565Disney
8Turistas$223,994-13%1,570--$143$4,333,2311Fox Atomic
9Stranger Than Fiction$201,7340%1,804-454$112$37,501,8864Sony / Columbia
10Bobby$171,891-6%1,6703$103$9,731,3083MGM / Weinstein