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, Dec. 4 - Sun, Dec. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Blind Side$20,043,181-50%3,326186$6,026$128,868,4123Warner Bros.
2The Twilight Saga: New Moon$15,427,628-64%4,12482$3,741$255,362,1763Summit
3Brothers (2009)$9,527,848--2,088--$4,563$9,527,8481Lionsgate
4Disney's A Christmas Carol$7,763,244-51%2,546-467$3,049$115,250,8235Disney
5Old Dogs$6,892,265-59%3,4250$2,012$33,924,2932Disney
62012$6,771,665-62%3,220-224$2,103$148,958,5764Sony / Columbia
7Armored$6,511,128--1,915--$3,400$6,511,1281Sony / Screen Gems
8Ninja Assassin$5,061,499-62%2,5030$2,022$29,821,9222Warner Bros.
9Planet 51$4,386,873-57%2,904-131$1,511$34,051,4563Sony / TriStar
10Everybody's Fine (2009)$3,852,068--2,133--$1,806$3,852,0681Miramax