'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 Sat, Aug. 9 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 9 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1S.W.A.T.$13,042,968-4%3,202--$4,073$26,627,0571Sony / Columbia
2Freaky Friday (2003)$8,210,6452%2,954--$2,780$27,118,5721Disney
3American Wedding$5,842,14619%3,1753$1,840$60,516,5962Universal
4Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$5,282,72139%3,170-220$1,666$228,804,6525Disney
6Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$3,941,40340%3,38824$1,163$84,077,7363Miramax / Dimension
7Bad Boys II$2,414,46837%2,449-573$986$121,230,3234Sony / Columbia
8Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$2,093,07935%3,036-186$689$52,140,5453Paramount
9Finding Nemo$1,015,59045%1,502-275$676$324,117,55111Disney
10Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$658,61645%1,275-635$517$145,480,9116Warner Bros.