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Movie Power: Idris Elba's "No Good Deed" Sets Box Office Record

'It's the first brand-new post summer release to really catch on,' said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

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Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson at 'No Good Deed' premier play

Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson at 'No Good Deed' premier

'No Good Deed' clinches top spot at Weekend Box Office with $24.5M play

'No Good Deed' clinches top spot at Weekend Box Office with $24.5M

"No Good Deed" starring Idris Elba took the lead at the weekend box office as the crime thriller finished at the top spot with $24.5 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

The 42-year-old British actor portrays a charming escaped convict who terrorises a stay-at-home mom played by 44-year-old Taraji P. Henson.

The Sony drama was produced by Will Packer - also produced 'Obsessed' starring Alba, Beyonce and Ali Larter - but  Elba also served as an executive producer and had an estimated budget of $13 million.

Senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak, Paul Dergarabedian told MailOnline, "It's the first brand-new post summer release to really catch on." Adding that, "It almost doubled its reported budget in its opening weekend with these box-office returns."

Here is the List of Top 10 movies doing well right now: (Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak.)

1. No Good Deed, $24.5 million.

2. Dolphin Tale 2, $16.5 million.

3. Guardians of the Galaxy, $8 million.

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, $4.8 million.

5. Let's Be Cops, $4.3 million.

6. The Drop, $4.2 million.

7. If I Stay, $4 million.

8. The November Man, $2.7 million.

9. The Giver, $2.6 million.

10. The Hundred-Foot Journey, $2.4 million.

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