'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, Jan. 18 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 18 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Along Came Polly$7,489,243-34%2,984--$2,510$27,721,2151Universal
2The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$3,229,758-30%3,003-529$1,076$326,818,6815New Line
3Big Fish$3,005,823-33%2,514108$1,196$37,861,0956Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen$2,746,169-32%3,025-213$908$112,201,6614Fox
5Torque$2,649,418-33%2,463--$1,076$9,970,9531Warner Bros.
6Cold Mountain$1,807,223-44%2,802500$645$64,843,2514Miramax
7Something's Gotta Give$1,483,800-46%2,502-374$593$100,742,4216Sony / Columbia
8My Baby's Daddy$1,058,860-36%1,4481$731$12,416,3652Miramax
9The Last Samurai$910,186-35%1,403-498$649$102,004,4417Warner Bros.
10Teacher's Pet$852,566-25%2,027--$421$2,460,3931Disney