'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, Oct. 14 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 14 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Departed$8,127,16142%3,0170$2,694$51,792,5432Warner Bros.
2The Grudge 2$7,461,997-26%3,211--$2,324$17,480,2541Sony / Columbia
3Man of the Year (2006)$5,281,41729%2,515--$2,100$9,368,3771Universal
4Open Season (2006)$4,972,21980%3,687-146$1,349$55,888,5163Sony / Columbia
5The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$2,951,5588%2,8200$1,047$28,396,8742New Line
6The Marine$2,847,98920%2,545--$1,119$5,214,6501Fox
7The Guardian (2006)$2,612,99149%3,044-197$858$39,638,0333Disney
8Employee of the Month$2,233,81329%2,5790$866$18,276,2952Lionsgate
9jackass: number two$1,396,83438%2,330-677$599$67,460,4444Paramount
10School for Scoundrels (2006)$571,35839%1,406-1601$406$16,050,2383MGM / Weinstein