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 Sat, Nov. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1High School Musical 3: Senior Year$8,218,588389%3,6263$2,267$56,616,3722Disney
2Zack and Miri Make a Porno$4,809,966119%2,735--$1,759$7,004,8571The Weinstein Company
3Changeling$4,384,59990%1,8501835$2,370$7,367,0082Universal
4Saw V$4,285,06935%3,08424$1,389$43,183,5522Lionsgate
5The Haunting of Molly Hartley$2,458,36537%2,652--$927$4,246,9251Freestyle
6Beverly Hills Chihuahua$2,456,044285%3,004-186$818$82,411,0015Disney
7The Secret Life of Bees$1,970,336134%1,611-19$1,223$24,101,0273Fox Searchlight
8Max Payne$1,837,259145%2,564-817$717$34,440,4533Fox
9Eagle Eye$1,794,231157%2,007-551$894$91,624,1616Paramount / DreamWorks
10Pride and Glory$1,604,420113%2,5850$621$10,713,2962Warner Bros. / New Line