'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, Jul. 25 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 25 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$23,232,32341%4,3660$5,321$261,848,9222Warner Bros.
2Step Brothers$11,847,130--3,094--$3,829$11,847,1301Sony / Columbia
3Mamma Mia!$5,561,29831%2,99014$1,860$50,410,6102Universal
4The X-Files: I Want to Believe$3,993,033--3,185--$1,254$3,993,0331Fox
5Journey to the Center of the Earth$2,752,24744%2,688-142$1,024$53,525,6163Warner Bros. / New Line
6Hancock$2,635,89164%3,309-467$797$200,806,2914Sony / Columbia
8Hellboy II: The Golden Army$1,508,74345%3,018-194$500$62,468,7013Universal
9Space Chimps$1,441,57425%2,53827$568$13,073,1342Fox
10Wanted (2008)$831,80332%1,750-683$475$126,720,6455Universal