'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, Feb. 10 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 10 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Final Destination 3$7,120,635--2,880--$2,472$7,120,6351New Line
2The Pink Panther (2006)$5,892,044--3,477--$1,695$5,892,0441Sony / Columbia
3Firewall$4,331,363--2,840--$1,525$4,331,3631Warner Bros.
4Curious George$3,759,832--2,566--$1,465$3,759,8321Universal
5When a Stranger Calls (2006)$3,235,559340%3,0045$1,077$28,081,0762Sony / Screen Gems
6Big Momma's House 2$1,863,297237%2,733-528$682$49,839,4523Fox
7Nanny McPhee$1,159,626227%2,1482$540$29,174,2693Universal
8Brokeback Mountain$1,142,309100%1,966-123$581$63,608,32310Focus
9Something New$702,044179%1,2650$555$6,667,2862Focus
10Underworld: Evolution$682,45362%1,835-1035$372$55,429,1454Sony / Screen Gems