Grosses

'The Maze Runner' Nets $11.25 Million on Friday; 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' ($4.7M) Tops 'This Is Where I Leave You' ($3.91M)September 20, 2014 03:55 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Fox reports that The Maze Runner picked up an estimated $11.25 million on Friday, a very healthy jump from its modest $1.1 million Thursday night shows (included in Friday's gross). BoxOffice projects the latest young adult adaptation will net around $31 million this weekend--already nearly matching its $34 million production budget. By comparison, Maze's opening day was 14 percent ahead of Ender's Game ($9.8 million) and 51 percent behind Divergent ($22.8 million). Early word of mouth appears very healthy with an 82 percent Flixster score, on par with Divergent's 81 percent.

Liam Neeson's A Walk Among the Tombstones bagged $4.7 million on opening day--27.5 percent behind the $6.5 million first day of The Grey in January 2012, but also 87 percent stronger than Killing Them Softly's $2.5 million first day. Unfortunately, early word of mouth appears mixed with a 66 percent Flixster score. BoxOffice is projecting a solid $14 million weekend for the Universal release.

Warner Bros.' ensemble dramedy This Is Where I Leave You posted $3.91 million on Friday, 6 percent behind Trouble with the Curve's $4.2 million first day and 90 percent ahead of Admission's $2.05 million bow. The film's 70 percent Flixster score leaves a bit to be desired, although this isn't necessarily a film aimed toward the online crowd. As adult audiences are expected to turn out over the weekend, BoxOffice projects an $11.6 million opening frame.

Last week's top film, No Good Deed, sank an expected 67 percent from opening day to $2.95 million. With $32.9 million in the bank through 8 days of release, the Sony thriller has performed ahead of pre-release expectations as it leads the pace of The Call by 32 percent. BoxOffice projects a $9.6 million second weekend.

Dolphin Tale 2 rounded out the top five as it slipped 50 percent from last week's opening day gross to $2.14 million on Friday. By comparison, the first flick eased 32 percent from its first-to-second Friday. The family-friendly sequel has tallied $20.2 million in its first 8 days, 24.5 percent off the pace of its 2011 predecessor. BoxOffice projects an $8.0 million sophomore frame.

Meanwhile, Guardians of the Galaxy was off 35 percent from last Friday to $1.38 million yesterday. The year's top grosser so far is projected to bring in another $5.3 million for the weekend as a whole. With $309.9 million in the bank through Friday, its 50th day of release, Guardians stands 2.6 percent ahead of the pace the original Iron Man.

On the expansion front, The Drop took in $645,000 yesterday as it expanded into 1,192 theaters (up from 809 last week). Yesterday's haul was down 56 percent from opening day. To date, the film has grossed $6.3 million. BoxOffice projects $2.1 million for the current frame.

Unfortunately, no Friday estimates were made available for Kevin Smith's Tusk at the time of publication. The film opened in 602 theaters this weekend.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 5 - Sun, Apr. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Evil Dead$25,775,847--3,025--$8,521$25,775,8471Sony / TriStar
2G.I. Joe: Retaliation$20,875,389-48%3,73415$5,591$86,438,4492Paramount
3The Croods$20,651,694-23%3,879-186$5,324$125,351,8963Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Jurassic Park 3D$18,620,145--2,771--$6,720$18,620,1451Universal
5Olympus Has Fallen$10,163,132-28%3,059-47$3,322$71,236,6333FilmDistrict
6Tyler Perry's Temptation$10,085,805-53%2,0470$4,927$38,469,1462Lionsgate
7Oz: The Great and Powerful$8,010,234-32%2,905-419$2,757$212,606,9525Disney
8The Host (2013)$5,198,615-51%3,2020$1,624$19,624,3282Open Road
9The Call$3,500,248-29%2,002-437$1,748$45,481,3414Sony / TriStar
10Admission$1,946,048-40%1,407-754$1,383$15,265,5963Focus
11Spring Breakers$1,172,022-58%1,072-307$1,093$12,616,7644A24

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$796,705-27%721-361$1,105$131,232,3359Universal
2Silver Linings Playbook$603,470-33%524-228$1,152$129,725,11721Weinstein Company
3Jack the Giant Slayer$522,349-49%502-578$1,041$62,469,8306Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$480,929-64%535-1040$899$21,807,5014Warner Bros. / New Line
5Quartet$366,786-4%252-50$1,456$17,200,54613Weinstein Company
6Life of Pi$354,962-17%269-71$1,320$123,920,58320Fox
7Safe Haven$273,674-29%360-190$760$70,327,9528Relativity Media
8Warm Bodies$269,714119%287125$940$65,584,01810Lionsgate / Summit
9Escape From Planet Earth$261,79511%432-545$606$54,440,4648Weinstein Company
10Snitch (2013)$226,209-49%304-442$744$41,784,3317Lionsgate / Summit
11The Gatekeepers$172,427-15%13126$1,316$2,116,26010Sony Pictures Classics
1221 And Over$166,657-45%180-164$926$25,279,2336Relativity Media
13A Good Day to Die Hard$165,1684%22516$734$66,795,6508Fox
14Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$138,365-24%180-22$769$55,439,52111Paramount
15Django Unchained$137,857-20%183-50$753$162,549,16215Weinstein Company
16Emperor$132,520-11%120-18$1,104$3,109,8845Roadside Attractions
17On the Road$107,570-9%10730$1,005$594,61216IFC Films
18Wreck-It Ralph$94,697-20%156-51$607$189,180,08223Disney
19Argo$85,949-39%172-88$500$135,897,80026Warner Bros.
20Parental Guidance$82,411-7%110-30$749$77,045,46215Fox
21Dead Man Down$50,54977%14671$346$10,828,6785FilmDistrict
22Lincoln$47,845-44%102-87$469$182,137,97322Disney / DreamWorks

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$703,379152%3026$23,446$1,089,4092Focus
2The Sapphires$292,030308%6048$4,867$443,9823Weinstein Company
3No (2013)$208,644-8%8919$2,344$1,608,6248Sony Pictures Classics
4The Company You Keep$131,718--5--$26,344$131,7181Sony Pictures Classics
5Trance$131,145--4--$32,786$131,1451Fox Searchlight
6From Up on Poppy Hill$130,69910%4116$3,188$472,4904GKIDS
7Ginger & Rosa$125,424-27%9921$1,267$575,2884A24
8Side Effects (2013)$104,554-18%80-22$1,307$31,391,4839Open Road
9Renoir$102,55057%2014$5,128$199,9582IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
10Hubble 3D$79,275-18%14-4$5,663$37,462,698160Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Lore$76,738-1%506$1,535$718,7469Music Box Films
12Free Angela and All Political Prisoners$69,306--16--$4,332$69,3061CodeBlack Films
13Stoker$64,216-63%89-105$722$1,628,3786Fox Searchlight
14The Impossible$59,11430%80-6$739$18,907,06916Lionsgate / Summit
15Starbuck$57,82417%3114$1,865$3,605,6063eOne Films US
16New World$54,581-39%19-2$2,873$400,4163Well Go USA
17Settai$52,386--33--$1,587$52,3861UTV Motion Pictures
18To the Arctic 3D$50,633-20%520$974$12,026,92551Warner Bros. / IMAX
19Room 237$49,76168%119$4,524$93,0272IFC Midnight
20Rise of The Guardians$43,377-34%89-45$487$103,400,69220Paramount / DreamWorks
21Monsters, Inc. 3D$42,13938%32-8$1,317$33,889,85916Disney
22The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$39,325-43%77-68$511$302,932,62417Warner Bros. / New Line
23Blancanieves$34,49137%1410$2,464$72,2402Cohen Media Group
24Upstream Color$28,649--1--$28,649$28,6491ERBP
25Born to Be Wild 3D$28,582-34%300$953$22,425,536105Warner Bros. / IMAX
26Space Station 3D$25,384-17%20$12,692$87,613,847573IMAX
27Under the Sea 3D$23,53521%14-2$1,681$32,758,987217Warner Bros. / IMAX
28Himmatwala$23,124-88%61-38$379$262,5682UTV Motion Pictures
29Beautiful Creatures (2013)$20,369-50%55-60$370$19,445,2178Warner Bros.
30Dark Skies$18,865-67%28-73$674$17,178,1667Weinstein / Dimension
31Reality$18,02354%128$1,502$55,2614Oscilloscope
32Camp (2013)$17,568368%82$2,196$128,5637Freestyle Releasing
33Searching For Sugar Man$16,0654%182$893$3,612,24437Sony Pictures Classics
34Amour$15,828-46%30-19$528$6,685,66016Sony Pictures Classics
35A Royal Affair$15,70646%114$1,428$1,516,40322Magnolia Pictures
36The Silence$14,233-23%112$1,294$69,1705Music Box Films
37No Place on Earth$13,813--2--$6,907$13,8131Magnolia Pictures
38Gimme the Loot$12,763-25%84$1,595$65,5813IFC Films
39Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner$12,068--1--$12,068$12,0681Cinema Guild
40Girl Rising$11,219216%63$1,870$589,7135Gathr Films
41Hava Nagila (The Movie)$9,811-48%13-3$755$239,1206International Film Circuit
42Happy People: A Year in the Taiga$9,45219%100$945$308,36411Music Box Films
43Beyond the Hills$8,342-8%122$695$96,1895IFC Films
44Chasing Ice$8,099--9--$900$1,309,99722Submarine Deluxe
4556 Up$7,326-53%10-5$733$668,50614First Run Features
46Bless Me, Ultima$6,987-38%6-5$1,165$1,559,5567Arenas Entertainment
47Upside Down$6,578-16%10-9$658$102,1184Millennium Entertainment
48Koch$6,260-32%7-2$894$320,90110Zeitgeist Films
49Deep Sea 3D$6,250-19%20$3,125$45,494,076371Warner Bros. / IMAX
50Like Someone in Love$5,712-31%12-1$476$207,4838IFC Films
51Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)$5,498--1--$5,498$83,7965Tribeca Film
52M (2013 re-issue)$5,253736%32$1,751$22,8674Kino Lorber
53Simon Killer$5,054--1--$5,054$5,0541IFC Films
54Down the Shore$4,808--2--$2,404$4,8081Anchor Bay Films
55Bert Stern: Original Mad Man$4,691--4--$1,173$6,4701First Run Features
56The Brass Teapot$4,468--2--$2,234$4,4681Magnolia Pictures
57The Playroom$3,900--12--$325$3,9001Freestyle Releasing
58A Place at the Table$3,82688%146$273$203,5666Magnolia Pictures
59Wrong$3,212-84%8-11$402$33,6142Drafthouse Films
60Leonie$3,097-29%5-1$619$17,6054Monterey Media
61Sound City$2,894-53%4-2$724$391,16110Variance Films
62West of Memphis$2,518-71%13-7$194$298,45415Sony Pictures Classics
63White Elephant$2,421-53%10$2,421$8,4622Strand Releasing
64Welcome to the Punch$2,057-25%97$229$6,7872IFC Films
65The Waiting Room$2,041191%1-1$2,041$241,93528International Film Circuit
66Orchestra of Exiles$1,936-3%21$968$32,04224First Run Features
67A Fierce Green Fire$1,81210%2-2$906$19,4736First Run Features
68John Dies at the End$1,55551%42$389$141,30711Magnolia / Magnet
69The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$1,540-54%2-5$770$370,2896Methinx Entertainment
70Love and Honor (2013)$1,519-76%4-4$380$16,3263IFC Films
71The Girl (2013)$1,487-43%3-1$496$34,1925Brainstorm Media / Vitagraph
72Kai Po Che$1,414-78%2-3$707$1,119,8767UTV Motion Pictures
73Hunky Dory$1,219-55%3-3$406$15,3933Variance Films
74Radio Unnameable$1,218--1--$1,218$23,33229Kino Lorber
75Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey$1,054-30%1-3$1,054$59,6455Cinedigm
76Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal$1,016--5--$203$1,0161Music Box Films
77Le Pont du Nord (2013 re-issue)$992-77%10$992$11,5343The Film Desk
78Violeta Went to Heaven$964-83%31$321$9,1032Kino Lorber
79Leviathan (2013)$756-64%20$378$44,6906Cinema Guild
80Mental$750-92%1-11$750$17,3462Dada Films
8111 Flowers$614-47%10$614$8,4597First Run Features
82Dorfman in Love$582-80%4-1$146$13,7373Brainstorm Media
83Silver Circle$544--1--$544$3,1133Area23a
845 Broken Cameras$432--1--$432$103,01145Kino Lorber
85If I Were You$66-73%1-2$66$8,0864Kino Lorber
86All Together$26--1--$26$42,24525Kino Lorber / Tribeca Film