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, Oct. 31 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 31 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw V$3,172,139158%3,08424$1,029$38,898,4832Lionsgate
2Changeling$2,303,1844494%1,8501835$1,245$2,982,4092Universal
3Zack and Miri Make a Porno$2,194,891--2,735--$803$2,194,8911The Weinstein Company
4The Haunting of Molly Hartley$1,788,560--2,652--$674$1,788,5601Freestyle
5High School Musical 3: Senior Year$1,681,98561%3,6263$464$48,397,7842Disney
6The Secret Life of Bees$842,37376%1,611-19$523$22,130,6913Fox Searchlight
7Pride and Glory$754,29161%2,5850$292$9,108,8762Warner Bros. / New Line
8Max Payne$751,08364%2,564-817$293$32,603,1943Fox
9Eagle Eye$697,202119%2,007-551$347$89,829,9306Paramount / DreamWorks
10Beverly Hills Chihuahua$638,443112%3,004-186$213$79,954,9575Disney