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, Nov. 6 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 6 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disney's A Christmas Carol$8,883,049--3,683--$2,412$8,883,0491Disney
2The Fourth Kind$4,991,203--2,527--$1,975$4,991,2031Universal
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$4,641,603--2,443--$1,900$4,641,6031Overture
4Michael Jackson's This Is It$4,028,87686%3,4810$1,157$47,883,0012Sony / Columbia
5Paranormal Activity$2,863,259191%2,558154$1,119$91,690,9614Paramount
6The Box$2,847,576--2,635--$1,081$2,847,5761Warner Bros.
7Couples Retreat$2,028,358205%2,857-169$710$91,581,4575Universal
8Law Abiding Citizen$1,885,103134%2,474-290$762$56,582,7724Overture
9Where the Wild Things Are$1,187,909100%2,756-889$431$66,234,1104Warner Bros.
10Saw VI$710,53983%2,091-945$340$24,930,5713Lionsgate