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.
1Scooby-Doo$54,154,815--3,447--$15,711$54,154,8151Warner Bros.
2The Bourne Identity$27,118,837--2,638--$10,280$27,118,8371Universal
3Windtalkers$14,520,412--2,898--$5,010$14,520,4121MGM
4The Sum of All Fears$13,456,336-30%3,23012$4,166$84,471,2333Paramount
5Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$9,438,630-33%2,401-760$3,931$270,751,0235Fox
6Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$8,874,585-45%2,5070$3,540$34,000,8502Warner Bros.
7Spider-Man$7,515,628-27%2,702-533$2,782$382,534,9317Sony / Columbia
8Bad Company (2002)$5,873,056-47%2,9440$1,995$21,585,0342Disney
9Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$5,224,253-44%2,873-489$1,818$63,498,6254DreamWorks
10Undercover Brother$4,424,859-39%1,832-337$2,415$31,355,8153Universal