'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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 25 - Sun, Jun. 27

Wide (1000+)

1Jurassic Park$27,691,392-28%2,4447$11,330$171,098,7993Universal
2Sleepless in Seattle$17,253,733--1,579--$10,927$17,253,7331TriStar
3Dennis the Menace$9,331,139--2,085--$4,475$9,331,1391Warner Bros.
4Last Action Hero$8,073,336-47%2,3060$3,501$30,008,1252Columbia
5What's Love Got to Do with It$5,483,38452%1,091663$5,026$10,324,8263Disney
7Made in America (1993)$2,067,829-41%1,898-150$1,089$29,596,1515Warner Bros.
8Guilty as Sin$2,005,046-26%1,427179$1,405$14,083,0594Disney
9Dave$1,474,850-42%1,221-379$1,208$44,501,6448Warner Bros.
10Once Upon a Forest$1,126,815-49%1,4969$753$3,333,0662Fox