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. 19 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 19 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pursuit of Happyness$2,856,149-1%2,852--$1,001$32,275,1941Sony / Columbia
2Eragon$1,731,454-3%3,020--$573$26,763,8261Fox
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$1,599,56515%3,566--$449$14,454,3461Paramount
4The Holiday$1,203,6929%2,6144$460$27,434,5002Sony / Columbia
5Happy Feet$1,046,73713%3,335-315$314$151,224,9675Warner Bros.
6Apocalypto$886,773-3%2,4650$360$30,007,9342Disney
7Blood Diamond$867,0359%1,9100$454$20,302,4612Warner Bros.
8The Nativity Story$784,33616%2,574-509$305$24,482,0693New Line
9Casino Royale (2006)$758,79210%2,437-724$311$138,951,2575Sony / Columbia
10Unaccompanied Minors$403,56627%2,7750$145$10,814,4362Warner Bros.