'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
201138 (Sep 23 - Sep 29)$135,551,57824%$155,278,00018%The Lion King 3D
201038 (Sep 17 - Sep 23)$109,280,4265%$131,228,0001%The Town
200338 (Sep 19 - Sep 25)$107,882,31731%$133,321,00030%Underworld
200538 (Sep 23 - Sep 29)$105,080,45742%$125,972,00028%Flightplan
200938 (Sep 18 - Sep 24)$103,828,94713%$130,385,00015%Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
200638 (Sep 22 - Sep 28)$97,077,452-8%$123,702,000-2%jackass: number two
201238 (Sep 21 - Sep 27)$94,199,852-31%$120,247,000-23%End of Watch
200738 (Sep 21 - Sep 27)$94,083,045-3%$122,335,000-1%Resident Evil: Extinction
200838 (Sep 19 - Sep 25)$92,189,029-2%$113,685,000-7%Lakeview Terrace
201338 (Sep 20 - Sep 26)$90,069,837-4%$114,776,000-5%Prisoners
200238 (Sep 20 - Sep 26)$82,337,408446%$102,751,00032%Barbershop
200438 (Sep 17 - Sep 23)$73,883,031-32%$98,250,000-26%Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
200038 (Sep 22 - Sep 28)$20,133,562-57%$80,271,000--Bring It On
200138 (Sep 21 - Sep 27)$15,068,095-25%$77,962,000-3%The Musketeer