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 Mon, Nov. 26 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 26 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enchanted$1,283,734-82%3,730--$344$50,343,0351Disney
2Beowulf$1,085,834-70%3,21865$337$57,720,7792Paramount
3Hitman$968,840-68%2,458--$394$22,063,2791Fox
4This Christmas$644,113-80%1,858--$347$26,986,0651Sony / Screen Gems
5The Mist$604,495-69%2,423--$249$13,466,0251MGM / Weinstein
6American Gangster$503,166-72%2,799-311$180$116,056,0464Universal
7August Rush$483,946-75%2,310--$210$13,726,7291Warner Bros.
8Bee Movie$411,154-83%3,507-477$117$112,270,4824Paramount / DreamWorks
9Fred Claus$394,833-81%3,6030$110$53,264,9223Warner Bros.
10Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium$263,680-84%3,1684$83$22,442,8482Fox