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, Oct. 31 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 31 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw IV$2,808,24752%3,183--$882$38,495,5151Lionsgate
230 Days of Night$930,47450%2,8594$325$29,658,3512Sony / Columbia
3Dan in Real Life$729,527-1%1,921--$380$14,037,0771Disney
4Michael Clayton$526,09939%2,5850$204$29,915,9784Warner Bros.
5Gone Baby Gone$351,5787%1,7130$205$12,210,8862Miramax
6The Game Plan$332,23246%3,34241$99$77,805,4795Disney
7We Own the Night$311,945-2%2,40240$130$25,999,1573Sony / Columbia
8Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$278,972-7%1,897-137$147$48,136,6713Lionsgate
9Rendition$247,40110%2,2500$110$8,495,3822New Line
10Elizabeth: The Golden Age$192,62113%1,603-403$120$14,573,7173Universal