'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, Apr. 20 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 20 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disturbia$4,777,395311%3,01590$1,585$31,969,5952Paramount / DreamWorks
2Fracture$3,677,336--2,443--$1,505$3,677,3361New Line
3Vacancy$2,801,520--2,551--$1,098$2,801,5201Sony / Screen Gems
4Blades of Glory$2,501,999228%3,459-8$723$95,776,8264Paramount / DreamWorks
5In the Land of Women$1,879,217--2,155--$872$1,879,2171Warner Bros.
6Meet the Robinsons$1,862,489194%3,003-235$620$76,989,9344Disney
7Are We Done Yet?$1,342,621251%2,94467$456$35,732,4633Sony / Columbia
8Perfect Stranger$1,254,759105%2,6610$472$15,223,5832Sony / Columbia
9Wild Hogs$836,907215%2,001-428$418$154,176,3738Disney
10300$642,83496%1,508-632$426$203,037,3627Warner Bros.