'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 Sun, Jun. 10 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 10 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ocean's Thirteen$9,040,913-35%3,565--$2,536$36,133,9071Warner Bros.
2Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$6,041,804-32%4,002-360$1,510$253,441,3283Disney
3Knocked Up$5,608,449-28%2,8765$1,950$65,866,4482Universal
4Surf's Up$4,999,462-27%3,528--$1,417$17,639,1901Sony / Columbia
5Shrek the Third$4,411,444-32%3,925-184$1,124$281,462,7734Paramount / DreamWorks
6Hostel Part II$2,007,764-29%2,350--$854$8,204,9851Lionsgate
7Mr. Brooks$1,397,839-32%2,4530$570$18,595,4722MGM
8Spider-Man 3$1,180,073-37%2,570-832$459$325,581,1916Sony / Columbia