'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 Mon, Oct. 15 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 15 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$1,715,845-67%2,011--$853$23,069,9181Lionsgate
2We Own the Night$895,914-67%2,362--$379$11,722,2661Sony / Columbia
3Michael Clayton$802,203-67%2,5112496$319$12,252,2672Warner Bros.
4The Heartbreak Kid$575,778-69%3,2334$178$26,430,7952Paramount / DreamWorks
5The Game Plan$530,547-81%3,12823$170$59,508,3633Disney
6Elizabeth: The Golden Age$501,429-68%2,001--$251$6,655,8261Universal
7The Kingdom$397,207-67%2,83634$140$40,394,7333Universal
8Resident Evil: Extinction$232,828-69%2,249-599$104$48,296,8084Sony / Screen Gems
9Good Luck Chuck$189,438-64%1,951-525$97$32,946,9944Lionsgate
103:10 to Yuma (2007)$159,481-61%1,820-742$88$51,696,2746Lionsgate