'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 Tue, Jul. 8 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 8 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hancock$7,423,286-12%3,965285$1,872$119,783,0751Sony / Columbia
3Wanted (2008)$2,707,966-5%3,18510$850$95,744,6382Universal
4Get Smart$1,608,9672%3,574-341$450$101,289,3133Warner Bros.
5Kung Fu Panda$1,168,6146%3,347-323$349$195,489,5005Paramount / DreamWorks
6Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$748,05315%1,8431838$406$7,221,8923Picturehouse
7The Incredible Hulk$701,7590%3,043-306$231$126,243,2214Universal
8Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$459,2875%2,192-364$210$307,324,9857Paramount
9Sex and the City$417,95017%1,275-480$328$145,667,9866Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Love Guru$374,1113%2,648-364$141$30,165,8323Paramount