Grosses

'The Maze Runner' Leads on Monday with $1.87MSeptember 23, 2014 12:37 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's The Maze Runner took in $1.87 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The modestly budgeted young adult adaptation was down 76 percent from Sunday, which is an early sign of the film having a significant family audience. The Maze Runner has grossed $34.38 million in four days, which represents a strong start, especially with the film's cost in mind. The film is running in line with expectations and 19 percent ahead of the $28.89 million four-day start of last year's Ender's Game. Fox has already scheduled The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials for release on September 18, 2015.

A Walk Among the Tombstones placed in second with $0.96 million. Universal's modestly budgeted action thriller starring Liam Neeson was down a solid 67 percent from Sunday's performance. However, in the bigger picture A Walk Among the Tombstones is still performing a bit below pre-release expectations (and soft by Neeson's recent box office standards) with a four-day start of $13.72 million. That places the film 35 percent behind the $21.12 million four-day take of 2012's The Grey.

Warner's This Is Where I Leave You placed in third with $0.86 million. The modestly budgeted comedy starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey fell 69 percent from Sunday. This Is Where I Leave You has grossed $12.42 million in four days. That is towards the lower end of the film's modest expectations and places the film 18 percent behind the $15.16 million four-day start of 2011's The Change-Up.

Sony's No Good Deed took fourth place with $0.59 million. The low-budget thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson was down 73 percent from Sunday and down a very sharp 63 percent from last Monday. No Good Deed surpassed the $40 million mark yesterday and has grossed a healthy $40.29 million in eleven days of release.

Guardians of the Galaxy rounded out Monday's top five with $0.36 million. Disney's blockbuster sci-fi superhero film fell 74 percent from Sunday and 37 percent from last Monday. Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed $314.09 million in 53 days and is now just $4.32 million away from reaching the $318.41 million final unadjusted domestic gross of 2008's Iron Man.

Dolphin Tale 2 followed in sixth with $0.31 million. Warner's family film sequel was down a steep 88 percent from Sunday and down 40 percent from last Monday. Dolphin Tale 2 has grossed $27.24 million in eleven days. That is on the low end of expectations and places the film 28 percent behind the $37.79 million eleven-day take of 2011's Dolphin Tale.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lethal Weapon 2$17,188,126-16%1,83027$9,392$37,576,9262Warner Bros.
2Batman (1989)$15,113,456-21%2,2010$6,867$167,635,5464Warner Bros.
3Honey, I Shrunk the Kids$8,805,730-7%1,46017$6,031$45,604,8674Disney
4License to Kill$8,774,776--1,575--$5,571$8,774,7761MGM/UA
5Peter Pan (1953) (1989 re-issue)$5,611,785--1,475--$3,805$5,611,7851Disney
6Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade$4,613,927-11%1,717-200$2,687$121,000,3408Paramount
7Ghostbusters II$4,335,425-18%1,978-337$2,192$93,170,8425Columbia
8Dead Poets Society$4,258,839-18%1,047-62$4,068$40,482,2266Disney
9Weekend at Bernie's$3,749,810-17%1,1395$3,292$8,255,8962Fox
10The Karate Kid Part III$2,924,580-40%1,5699$1,864$18,195,0853Columbia