'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 Sun, Jun. 2 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 2 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sum of All Fears$7,819,776-41%3,183--$2,457$31,179,0601Paramount
2Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$6,488,252-29%3,1610$2,053$232,323,6193Fox
3Spider-Man$4,175,634-35%3,646-230$1,145$353,822,6775Sony / Columbia
4Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$3,869,455-17%3,36245$1,151$38,749,4672DreamWorks
5Undercover Brother$3,185,602-39%2,167--$1,470$12,037,6911Universal
6Insomnia (2002)$2,648,766-41%2,6100$1,015$41,613,0782Warner Bros.
7Enough$1,792,986-39%2,6230$684$27,149,2232Sony / Columbia
8About a Boy$1,062,239-43%1,7567$605$27,847,7513Universal
10The New Guy$375,081-38%1,676-698$224$26,819,7704Sony / Columbia