'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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
201137 (Sep 16 - Sep 22)$110,527,63536%$136,389,00027%The Lion King 3D
201337 (Sep 13 - Sep 19)$107,321,81228%$130,615,00015%Insidious Chapter 2
200837 (Sep 12 - Sep 18)$105,909,82938%$130,279,00028%Burn After Reading
200937 (Sep 11 - Sep 17)$90,630,672-14%$118,284,000-9%Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself
201237 (Sep 14 - Sep 20)$83,579,932-24%$114,045,000-16%Resident Evil: Retribution
200337 (Sep 12 - Sep 18)$87,673,103-1%$110,566,0002%Once Upon a Time in Mexico
201437 (Sep 12 - Sep 18)$91,833,864-14%$109,013,316-17%No Good Deed (2014)
200237 (Sep 13 - Sep 19)$88,819,951471%$108,724,00028%Barbershop
200537 (Sep 16 - Sep 22)$83,614,07012%$107,744,0005%Just Like Heaven
201037 (Sep 10 - Sep 16)$81,070,649-11%$107,248,000-9%Resident Evil: Afterlife
200437 (Sep 10 - Sep 16)$74,447,144-15%$102,440,000-7%Resident Evil: Apocalypse
200737 (Sep 14 - Sep 20)$76,751,2408%$101,423,0004%The Brave One
200637 (Sep 15 - Sep 21)$70,758,612-15%$97,977,000-9%Gridiron Gang
200137 (Sep 14 - Sep 20)$15,553,070-42%$84,961,00020%The Musketeer
200037 (Sep 15 - Sep 21)$26,868,351-64%$70,869,000--The Watcher