'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, Dec. 26 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 26 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Sherlock Holmes$21,837,175-11%3,626--$6,022$46,446,1161Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$19,842,03143%3,700--$5,363$60,583,3191Fox
4It's Complicated$8,402,00517%2,887--$2,910$15,576,2001Universal
5The Blind Side$4,640,00038%2,766-641$1,678$180,658,3416Warner Bros.
6Up in the Air$4,381,00020%1,8951720$2,312$20,789,8774Paramount
7The Princess and the Frog$3,857,67597%3,4750$1,110$60,485,6923Disney
8Did You Hear About the Morgans?$1,963,41727%2,7180$722$14,100,5252Sony / Columbia
9Nine$1,887,053-7%1,4121408$1,336$4,260,1142The Weinstein Company
10Invictus$1,610,00023%2,16035$745$21,889,6773Warner Bros.