'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, Feb. 21 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 21 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$16,618,12413%2,032--$8,178$31,366,3931Lionsgate
4Slumdog Millionaire$3,957,41489%2,244610$1,764$96,016,34115Fox Searchlight
5He's Just Not That Into You$3,747,67928%3,050-125$1,229$68,223,6593Warner Bros. / New Line
6Friday the 13th (2009)$3,335,05019%3,1050$1,074$53,316,0162Warner Bros. / New Line
7Paul Blart: Mall Cop$3,132,82469%2,835-130$1,105$119,371,8806Sony / Columbia
8Confessions of a Shopaholic$2,914,85725%2,5070$1,163$25,876,6262Disney
9Fired Up$2,245,011-1%1,810--$1,240$4,520,4941Sony / Screen Gems
10The International$2,005,72249%2,3640$848$15,914,4632Sony / Columbia