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 Thu, Nov. 6 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 6 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zack and Miri Make a Porno$1,032,633-3%2,735--$378$14,412,6761The Weinstein Company
2Changeling$832,8182%1,8501835$450$13,306,4762Universal
3High School Musical 3: Senior Year$765,84534%3,6263$211$66,412,9492Disney
4Saw V$574,338-2%3,08424$186$48,119,8852Lionsgate
5The Secret Life of Bees$382,2308%1,611-19$237$26,814,0503Fox Searchlight
6Pride and Glory$327,374-1%2,5850$127$13,087,5362Warner Bros. / New Line
7Beverly Hills Chihuahua$316,38829%3,004-186$105$85,742,6955Disney
8Max Payne$302,3712%2,564-817$118$36,865,9933Fox
9Eagle Eye$283,66712%2,007-551$141$93,804,7706Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Haunting of Molly Hartley$273,80910%2,652--$103$6,746,5201Freestyle