'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, May. 8 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 8 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kingdom of Heaven$5,227,020-28%3,216--$1,625$19,635,9481Fox
2The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$2,789,387-32%3,1330$890$35,782,6002Disney
3House of Wax$2,693,292-41%3,111--$866$12,077,2751Warner Bros.
4Crash (2005)$2,658,656-27%1,864--$1,426$9,107,6761Lionsgate
5The Interpreter$2,223,273-34%2,81450$790$54,406,2833Universal
6XXX: State of the Union$1,473,474-37%3,4800$423$20,904,6512Sony / Columbia
7Sahara (2005)$1,128,770-18%2,516-596$449$61,667,8825Paramount
8The Amityville Horror (2005)$850,167-39%2,478-580$343$60,308,2664MGM
9A Lot Like Love$824,471-34%2,153-349$383$18,911,2353Disney
10Fever Pitch (2005)$673,440-26%1,541-651$437$39,250,1085Fox