'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 Mon, Jun. 16 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 16 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Finding Nemo$3,578,993-58%3,42534$1,045$195,069,6373Disney
22 Fast 2 Furious$2,119,565-57%3,41810$620$85,703,9132Universal
3Bruce Almighty$1,616,896-59%3,477-72$465$195,437,8354Universal
4Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd$1,355,668-44%2,609--$520$12,202,8751New Line
5The Italian Job$1,204,367-57%2,697-180$447$56,611,2303Paramount
6Hollywood Homicide$1,134,203-62%2,840--$399$12,247,0891Sony / Columbia
7Rugrats Go Wild$1,132,626-56%3,041--$372$12,689,1471Paramount
8The Matrix Reloaded$705,339-61%2,350-875$300$258,196,6105Warner Bros.
9Daddy Day Care$281,681-60%1,982-731$142$92,608,8316Sony / Columbia
10X2: X-Men United$221,696-61%1,316-734$168$207,527,5137Fox