'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 Sat, Apr. 22 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 22 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silent Hill$7,432,069-9%2,926--$2,540$15,572,7081Sony / Columbia
2Scary Movie 4$7,324,68826%3,67472$1,994$63,780,4742Weinstein / Dimension
3The Sentinel$6,197,23629%2,819--$2,198$10,999,3241Fox
4Ice Age: The Meltdown$5,927,55275%3,540-333$1,674$164,376,4024Fox
5The Wild$3,722,84682%2,8540$1,304$19,671,1572Disney
6The Benchwarmers$3,232,67444%3,094-188$1,045$45,314,3403Sony / Columbia
7Take the Lead$1,785,46336%2,413-596$740$28,406,7303New Line
8Inside Man$1,748,17566%2,021-456$865$80,367,3665Universal
9American Dreamz$1,619,69035%1,500--$1,080$2,820,6311Universal
10Thank You for Smoking$1,296,60759%1,0205$1,271$15,111,0886Fox Searchlight