'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 Tue, Dec. 20 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 20 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1King Kong (2005)$5,244,047-7%3,568--$1,470$77,063,9461Universal
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$4,915,9826%3,68064$1,336$122,739,6522Disney
3The Family Stone$1,731,2291%2,466--$702$15,970,4411Fox
4Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,003,52913%3,185-543$315$254,490,1645Warner Bros.
5Syriana$803,5086%1,77523$453$24,025,5912Warner Bros.
6Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$596,55212%2,723-487$219$46,331,5874Paramount
7Walk the Line$567,2848%2,664-370$213$83,699,2295Fox
8Just Friends$385,7758%1,882-582$205$30,328,4254New Line
9Pride & Prejudice (2005)$291,03711%1,141-194$255$29,721,5216Focus
10Aeon Flux$276,3392%2,058-550$134$23,762,0993Paramount