'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, Aug. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$8,692,37521%3,8074$2,283$84,119,6752Sony / Columbia
2World Trade Center$7,267,35424%2,957--$2,458$20,913,1041Paramount
3Step Up$6,963,366-20%2,467--$2,823$15,692,4641Disney
4Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$3,865,95729%3,3110$1,168$30,880,0902Paramount
5Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$3,056,17847%2,941-495$1,039$390,331,0106Disney
6Pulse (2006)$2,837,925-19%2,323--$1,222$6,320,8851Weinstein / Dimension
7Miami Vice$1,901,53436%2,659-367$715$53,861,9503Universal
8Zoom$1,732,98610%2,501--$693$3,309,1941Sony / Columbia
9The Descent$1,721,97917%2,0950$822$16,113,4872Lionsgate
10Monster House$1,323,25835%2,434-595$544$62,681,3884Sony / Columbia