'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, Jul. 6 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 6 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hancock$18,294,492-29%3,965--$4,614$103,877,9981Sony / Columbia
3Wanted (2008)$6,370,849-23%3,18510$2,000$90,185,2702Universal
4Get Smart$3,178,510-35%3,574-341$889$98,103,2803Warner Bros.
5Kung Fu Panda$2,214,640-29%3,347-323$662$193,222,2765Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Incredible Hulk$1,521,235-28%3,043-306$500$124,841,2124Universal
7Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$1,049,974-25%1,8431838$570$5,822,6793Picturehouse
8Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$1,037,517-36%2,192-364$473$306,426,5417Paramount
9Sex and the City$732,130-29%1,275-480$574$144,892,8436Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Love Guru$611,537-21%2,648-364$231$29,428,5263Paramount