'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, Jan. 5 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 5 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$8,754,42038%3,762-70$2,327$165,907,1563Disney
2I Am Legend$6,846,19832%3,64812$1,877$224,370,8394Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks$6,782,63946%3,462-22$1,959$172,154,0414Fox
4Juno$6,524,80923%1,925906$3,390$47,617,0712Fox Searchlight
5One Missed Call$5,130,358-2%2,240--$2,290$10,345,6471Warner Bros.
6Charlie Wilson's War$3,566,36739%2,59419$1,375$50,580,5073Universal
7P.S. I Love You$3,268,27525%2,4717$1,323$37,250,6613Warner Bros.
8The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$2,634,23942%2,7775$949$29,083,6132Sony / Columbia
9Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$2,276,32230%1,2490$1,823$37,096,3153Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Great Debaters$1,883,56042%1,290119$1,460$20,971,1572MGM / Weinstein