'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, Sep. 7 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 7 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
13:10 to Yuma (2007)$4,664,944--2,652--$1,759$4,664,9441Lionsgate
2Halloween (2007)$3,093,070208%3,4753$890$37,289,0272MGM / Weinstein
3Superbad$2,393,055170%3,06967$780$98,061,1254Sony / Columbia
4Shoot 'Em Up$1,949,716--2,108--$925$1,949,7161New Line
5Balls of Fury$1,676,413314%3,08129$544$20,267,9632Rogue
6The Bourne Ultimatum$1,670,809198%3,010-280$555$206,293,3186Universal
7Rush Hour 3$1,282,952272%2,690-318$477$125,102,5945New Line
8The Nanny Diaries$937,623215%2,444-192$384$18,620,1013MGM / Weinstein
9Mr. Bean's Holiday$817,544341%1,77813$460$22,494,8043Universal
10Death Sentence$499,12375%1,8231$274$6,806,2662Fox