'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, Dec. 18 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 18 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1King Kong (2005)$15,556,245-23%3,568--$4,360$66,181,1731Universal
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$9,824,606-24%3,68064$2,670$113,168,9722Disney
3The Family Stone$3,570,099-27%2,466--$1,448$12,520,1911Fox
4Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,936,540-23%3,185-543$608$252,602,2815Warner Bros.
5Syriana$1,646,889-30%1,77523$928$22,464,8462Warner Bros.
6Walk the Line$1,063,372-33%2,664-370$399$82,606,6425Fox
7Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$1,005,227-35%2,723-487$369$45,203,5404Paramount
8Just Friends$561,819-31%1,882-582$299$29,586,6824New Line
9Aeon Flux$537,124-23%2,058-550$261$23,213,6233Paramount
10Pride & Prejudice (2005)$460,688-28%1,141-194$404$29,168,4606Focus