'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, May. 2 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 2 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men Origins: Wolverine$29,323,823-15%4,099--$7,154$63,757,3571Fox
2Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$6,102,7055%3,175--$1,922$11,909,9231Warner Bros. / New Line
3Obsessed$5,158,62527%2,5140$2,052$44,037,4412Sony / Screen Gems
417 Again$2,787,32740%3,2550$856$46,927,0033Warner Bros. / New Line
5Monsters vs. Aliens$2,628,952102%2,626-912$1,001$180,541,1816Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Soloist$2,423,83845%2,0339$1,192$16,606,0422Paramount / DreamWorks
7Hannah Montana: The Movie$1,852,21571%2,819-412$657$69,714,7814Disney
8Earth (2009)$1,699,54634%1,8040$942$20,630,0212Disneynature
9State of Play$1,662,52955%2,445-362$680$29,967,2823Universal
10Fighting$1,583,90811%2,3123$685$16,338,0962Universal / Rogue