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, Dec. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Apocalypto$1,340,423-11%2,465--$544$17,854,8491Disney
2The Holiday$1,138,37410%2,610--$436$14,952,3981Sony / Columbia
3Blood Diamond$888,3605%1,910--$465$10,383,8981Warner Bros.
4Happy Feet$732,6908%3,650-154$201$139,349,9124Warner Bros.
5Casino Royale (2006)$728,4589%3,161-225$230$130,420,9254Sony / Columbia
6The Nativity Story$583,78410%3,0830$189$17,027,0702New Line
7Deja Vu (2006)$455,6584%2,742-366$166$53,890,2733Disney
8Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$252,08911%1,594-643$158$120,745,8616Fox
9The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$191,1908%2,226-391$86$77,549,8246Disney
10Unaccompanied Minors$186,80312%2,775--$67$6,168,7301Warner Bros.