'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, Jan. 7 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 7 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Talented Mr. Ripley$2,809,647150%2,3167$1,213$47,675,2853Paramount
2The Green Mile$2,728,480147%2,678-197$1,019$84,717,6655Warner Bros.
3Any Given Sunday$2,682,711163%2,5050$1,071$53,146,9713Warner Bros.
4Stuart Little$2,451,558187%2,97979$823$87,727,9144Sony / Columbia
5Galaxy Quest$2,140,677234%2,4508$874$32,572,4613DreamWorks
6Magnolia$1,716,574--1,034--$1,660$2,197,0324New Line
7Toy Story 2$1,640,221151%2,752-350$596$214,196,0457Disney
8Snow Falling on Cedars$1,207,82914449%1,1501147$1,050$1,375,8393Universal
9Anna and the King$1,042,84889%2,004-125$520$28,434,5214Fox
10Man on the Moon$1,042,178128%2,065-14$505$27,910,6603Universal