'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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 12 - Sun, Jul. 14

Wide (1000+)

1Grown Ups 2$44,500,000--3,491--$12,747$44,500,0001Sony / Columbia
2Despicable Me 2$44,000,000-47%4,0036$10,992$228,483,8802Universal
3Pacific Rim$36,500,000--3,275--$11,145$36,500,0001Warner Bros.
4The Heat$13,500,000-45%3,128-56$4,316$111,863,4773Fox
5Monsters University$11,200,000-43%3,142-597$3,565$238,339,4274Disney
6The Lone Ranger$11,100,000-62%3,9040$2,843$71,061,1922Disney
7World War Z$9,300,000-49%3,003-313$3,097$176,956,9204Paramount
8White House Down$6,000,000-55%2,566-656$2,338$62,812,9333Sony / Columbia
9Man of Steel$4,500,000-61%2,150-755$2,093$280,669,8785Warner Bros.
10This Is The End$2,900,000-51%1,394-710$2,080$91,688,4405Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$5,000,000-50%89216$5,605$26,378,3092Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

No records.