'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 Wed, May. 6 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 6 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men Origins: Wolverine$4,011,372-13%4,099--$979$99,152,5411Fox
2Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$1,118,886-4%3,175--$352$18,741,5261Warner Bros. / New Line
3Obsessed$655,375-12%2,5140$261$49,016,0602Sony / Screen Gems
4The Soloist$442,254-4%2,0339$218$19,489,6982Paramount / DreamWorks
5Earth (2009)$401,0100%1,8040$222$23,160,6322Disneynature
617 Again$312,481-9%3,2550$96$49,471,1623Warner Bros. / New Line
7State of Play$292,541-4%2,445-362$120$31,811,1063Universal
8Monsters vs. Aliens$290,302-1%2,626-732$111$183,296,5676Paramount / DreamWorks
9Fighting$277,653-4%2,3123$120$18,198,9202Universal / Rogue
10Fast & Furious$190,0110%2,547-1019$75$150,374,7145Universal