'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. 22 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 22 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld: Evolution$6,163,690-41%3,207--$1,922$26,856,2701Sony / Screen Gems
2Hoodwinked$3,093,269-40%3,002608$1,030$28,635,2322The Weinstein Company
3Last Holiday$2,110,668-50%2,5140$840$25,996,4002Paramount
4Brokeback Mountain$1,970,657-41%1,196513$1,648$41,755,4257Focus
5The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$1,749,345-43%2,757-467$635$271,853,5797Disney
6Glory Road$1,701,540-62%2,396174$710$27,708,9962Disney
7Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$1,274,393-54%2,826-413$451$101,369,2035Sony / Columbia
8King Kong (2005)$1,102,952-48%2,205-609$500$209,875,3016Universal
10End of the Spear$999,996-43%1,163--$860$4,282,9751Rocky Mountain Pictures