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. 23 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 23 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enchanted$14,350,883116%3,730--$3,847$28,970,3551Disney
2This Christmas$7,419,72278%1,858--$3,993$15,802,5191Sony / Screen Gems
3Beowulf$6,502,30982%3,21865$2,021$46,598,5442Paramount
4Hitman$5,245,74350%2,458--$2,134$13,159,5011Fox
5Bee Movie$4,788,748166%3,507-477$1,365$104,835,3654Paramount / DreamWorks
6Fred Claus$4,324,28175%3,6030$1,200$46,620,9583Warner Bros.
7August Rush$3,774,05593%2,310--$1,634$7,595,9311Warner Bros.
8American Gangster$3,596,26687%2,799-311$1,285$110,135,3864Universal
9The Mist$3,477,83379%2,423--$1,435$7,407,6621MGM / Weinstein
10Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium$3,288,844141%3,1684$1,038$17,532,3232Fox