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 Fri, Nov. 16 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 16 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beowulf$10,005,690--3,153--$3,173$10,005,6901Paramount
2American Gangster$3,873,700172%3,11051$1,246$91,650,2763Universal
3Bee Movie$3,365,321261%3,98440$845$82,926,8163Paramount / DreamWorks
4Fred Claus$3,226,632313%3,6030$896$27,027,0722Warner Bros.
5Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium$2,602,783--3,164--$823$2,602,7831Fox
6Dan in Real Life$1,415,394318%1,901-40$745$34,003,1434Disney
7Lions for Lambs$862,460135%2,2161$389$9,551,8882MGM / United Artists
8Saw IV$717,592139%2,097-807$342$60,238,1764Lionsgate
9The Game Plan$316,897211%1,374-787$231$86,513,5258Disney
10P2$286,200117%1,938-193$148$3,056,7422Summit Entertainment