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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 27 - Sun, Feb. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$83,847,691--3,043--$27,554$125,185,3961Newmarket
250 First Dates$12,566,436-38%3,450-162$3,642$88,686,1803Sony / Columbia
3Twisted$8,904,798--2,703--$3,294$8,904,7981Paramount
4Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$6,346,083-32%2,5030$2,535$16,904,7652Disney
5Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$5,811,325--2,042--$2,846$5,811,3251Lions Gate
6Miracle$4,469,741-43%2,222-491$2,012$56,331,7844Disney
7Eurotrip$4,051,208-40%2,54432$1,592$12,758,6582DreamWorks
8Welcome to Mooseport$3,279,029-52%2,8680$1,143$11,539,7152Fox
9Barbershop 2: Back in Business$3,125,897-50%1,524-705$2,051$57,576,2454MGM
10Broken Lizard's Club Dread$3,035,842--1,807--$1,680$3,035,8421Fox Searchlight