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. 27 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 27 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Christmases$8,902,81846%3,200--$2,782$14,984,2530Warner Bros. / New Line
2Twilight (2008)$5,231,466-34%3,425--$1,527$93,362,7361Summit
3Quantum of Solace$4,586,35113%3,50150$1,310$122,584,7002Sony / Columbia
4Bolt$4,322,649-15%3,654--$1,183$40,268,0791Disney
5Australia$2,935,89229%2,617--$1,122$5,204,2320Fox
6Transporter 3$2,842,914-14%2,626--$1,083$6,167,6480Lionsgate
7Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$2,210,762-19%3,709-356$596$144,858,8943Paramount / DreamWorks
8Role Models$1,327,42313%2,195-603$605$52,587,1923Universal
9Changeling$212,62517%1,010-886$211$32,644,8845Universal
10High School Musical 3: Senior Year$127,984-50%1,385-1817$92$87,686,7095Disney