'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, Sep. 26 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 26 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1jackass: number two$2,254,149-6%3,059--$737$33,659,4891Paramount
2Jet Li's Fearless$655,763-9%1,806--$363$11,967,8091Rogue
3Gridiron Gang$438,5242%3,5106$125$27,826,2902Sony / Columbia
5The Black Dahlia$358,0477%2,23610$160$17,962,8932Universal
6The Illusionist (2006)$276,44916%1,432-6$193$28,113,7896Yari Film Group
7All the King's Men (2006)$275,4088%1,514--$182$4,201,9311Sony / Columbia
8Little Miss Sunshine$219,11111%1,384-52$158$50,706,8809Fox Searchlight
9The Last Kiss (2006)$199,42710%1,3592$147$8,827,1332Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Covenant$196,8694%2,678-3$74$20,569,1013Sony / Screen Gems