'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 Fri, Nov. 25 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 25 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$22,771,83484%3,8580$5,902$169,055,5612Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$7,600,54470%3,138177$2,422$42,396,9052Fox
3Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$7,150,32394%3,206--$2,230$14,009,6181Paramount
4Chicken Little$5,181,127161%3,475-39$1,491$111,010,3804Disney
5Rent$4,296,20181%2,433--$1,766$11,419,4011Sony / Columbia
6Just Friends$3,648,89470%2,505--$1,457$7,702,3511New Line
7Pride & Prejudice (2005)$2,769,715129%1,2991078$2,132$11,649,6713Focus
8Derailed$1,768,37488%2,061-386$858$26,465,3223The Weinstein Company
9In the Mix$1,747,53898%1,608--$1,087$3,437,7271Lionsgate
10The Ice Harvest$1,455,11590%1,550--$939$2,761,6941Focus