'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, Jul. 14 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 14 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$28,310,15210%4,285--$6,607$116,758,9561Warner Bros.
2Transformers$14,495,57534%4,05039$3,579$212,310,2782Paramount / DreamWorks
4Live Free or Die Hard$4,646,92243%3,201-210$1,452$99,933,6853Fox
5License to Wed$2,884,80622%2,715111$1,063$28,323,9892Warner Bros.
6Evan Almighty$1,968,09230%2,697-763$730$86,371,8734Universal
71408$1,923,95618%2,206-425$872$60,741,5204MGM / Weinstein
8Knocked Up$1,513,11840%1,710-503$885$137,133,8257Universal
9Ocean's Thirteen$836,15641%1,244-858$672$111,954,9166Warner Bros.
10Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$681,31648%1,312-1306$519$126,701,9685Fox