'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, Jan. 11 - Sun, Jan. 13

Wide (1000+)

1The Bucket List$19,392,9215838%2,9112895$6,662$20,816,7901Warner Bros.
2First Sunday$17,715,107--2,213--$8,005$17,715,1071Sony / Screen Gems
3Juno$13,612,282-14%2,448523$5,561$70,863,3003Fox Searchlight
4Alvin and the Chipmunks$9,302,536-40%3,384-78$2,749$187,938,6155Fox
5I Am Legend$8,180,372-48%3,353-295$2,440$240,284,1055Warner Bros.
6One Missed Call$5,981,257-52%2,2400$2,670$20,493,9022Warner Bros.
7The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything$4,250,899--1,337--$3,179$4,250,8991Universal
8The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$3,332,771-46%2,506-271$1,330$35,203,3753Sony / Columbia
9In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale$2,984,524--1,632--$1,829$2,984,5241Freestyle Releasing
10The Great Debaters$2,345,904-45%1,2900$1,819$25,635,0763MGM / Weinstein