'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. 20 - Sun, Jun. 22

Wide (1000+)

1Get Smart$38,683,850--3,911--$9,891$38,683,8501Warner Bros.
2The Incredible Hulk$22,135,648-60%3,5083$6,310$97,054,6802Universal
3Kung Fu Panda$21,934,311-35%4,053-83$5,412$155,830,0413Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Love Guru$13,907,701--3,012--$4,617$13,907,7011Paramount
5The Happening$10,482,292-66%2,9860$3,510$50,749,0562Fox
6Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$8,541,233-42%3,171-633$2,694$290,960,4415Paramount
7You Don't Mess with the Zohan$7,453,360-54%3,278-188$2,274$84,307,3783Sony / Columbia
8Sex and the City$6,532,308-33%2,442-713$2,675$132,451,6104Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man$4,029,104-28%1,912-491$2,107$304,816,5038Paramount
10The Strangers$2,122,357-47%1,578-832$1,345$49,758,3624Universal / Rogue