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, Jun. 20 - Sun, Jun. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man Too$29,241,911--2,225--$13,142$29,241,9111Sony / Screen Gems
222 Jump Street$27,460,995-52%3,3060$8,306$109,911,1252Sony / Columbia
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$24,719,312-50%4,26815$5,792$94,596,0472Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Jersey Boys$13,319,371--2,905--$4,585$13,319,3711Warner Bros.
5Maleficent$12,910,766-30%3,450-173$3,742$185,879,3344Disney
6Edge of Tomorrow$9,820,080-41%3,212-293$3,057$73,991,5733Warner Bros.
7The Fault in Our Stars$8,565,710-42%3,34067$2,565$98,694,0433Fox
8X-Men: Days of Future Past$6,150,460-37%2,681-361$2,294$216,744,7105Fox
9Godzilla (2014)$1,888,304-43%1,365-723$1,383$194,983,3886Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$1,600,550-51%1,417-996$1,130$40,302,4504Universal
11Neighbors (2014)$1,368,375-42%1,033-863$1,325$145,716,9507Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$1,708,590-22%961-141$1,778$16,805,7807Open Road
2Blended$1,007,492-42%842-739$1,197$42,358,8835Warner Bros.
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$633,630-34%434-248$1,460$199,510,8358Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$538,050-33%444-133$1,212$34,402,1986Disney
5The Rover$481,214594%608603$791$562,4402A24
6Rio 2$413,379-1%310-73$1,333$127,375,99211Fox
7Belle$318,771-38%244-94$1,306$9,198,2518Fox Searchlight
8Divergent$270,363-29%289-47$936$150,160,03514Lionsgate / Summit
9Ida (2014)$268,8175%13321$2,021$2,065,3308Music Box Films
10The Grand Seduction$240,242-12%12420$1,937$1,769,7174eOne Films US
11The Other Woman (2014)$217,118-11%231-13$940$83,091,1159Fox
12Words and Pictures$214,891-46%175-42$1,228$1,477,7615Roadside Attractions
13Captain America: The Winter Soldier$196,797-28%184-39$1,070$256,690,27912Disney
14Heaven is for Real$179,604-46%201-331$894$89,811,56010Sony / TriStar
15The LEGO Movie$172,592-24%31514$548$256,696,31720Warner Bros.
16The Signal (2014)$149,636-4%20484$734$403,5862Focus
17The Grand Budapest Hotel$132,861-32%112-37$1,186$58,347,15616Fox Searchlight
18Mr. Peabody & Sherman$109,413-24%179-28$611$110,844,75116Fox / DreamWorks Animation
19God's Not Dead$92,662-29%112-38$827$60,481,73314Freestyle / Pure Flix
20The Immigrant$88,902-42%110-30$808$1,858,9456Weinstein Company
21Bears$57,271225%11469$502$17,630,68610Disneynature
22Muppets Most Wanted$39,142-42%116-42$337$51,065,72114Disney

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Obvious Child$245,16483%5537$4,458$578,8873A24
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$129,511-5%410$3,159$3,243,36412Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$51,11812%22-1$2,324$44,704,751223Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Journey to the South Pacific$49,473-14%17-2$2,910$3,321,43630IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
5Moms' Night Out$48,847-7%50-31$977$10,166,9867Sony / TriStar
6Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$44,58144%4628$969$125,8883RADiUS-TWC
7Third Person$38,856--5--$7,771$38,8561Sony Pictures Classics
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$36,408148%529$700$8,388,5067Clarius Entertainment
9The Railway Man$35,07539%8434$418$4,361,68511Weinstein Company
10Brick Mansions$32,157-43%60-25$536$20,285,5189Relativity Media
11Fading Gigolo$30,322-40%31-17$978$3,667,61410Millennium Entertainment
12Fed Up$28,092-33%47-9$598$1,401,1947RADiUS-TWC
13Venus in Fur$24,761--2--$12,381$24,7611IFC Films
14Jerusalem 3D$22,561-11%13-2$1,735$4,492,27840National Geographic
15The Lunchbox$22,144-28%260$852$4,135,62617Sony Pictures Classics
16Ivory Tower$20,85717%97$2,317$45,6962IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
1750 to 1$20,6461044%1210$1,721$742,95214Ten Furlongs
18Only Lovers Left Alive$19,755-12%23-4$859$1,696,90311Sony Pictures Classics
19We Are the Best!$14,713-38%234$640$124,2314Magnolia Pictures
20Night Moves$14,258-71%30-25$475$198,2834Cinedigm
21Cold in July$13,784-58%18-24$766$396,5615IFC Films
22A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$12,863--2--$6,432$12,8631Big World Pictures
23A Coffee in Berlin$12,188211%65$2,031$19,6302Music Box Films
24Le Chef$11,290--1--$11,290$11,2901Cohen Media Group
25Borgman$11,22490%139$863$30,6893Drafthouse Films
26Under the Sea 3D$9,40524%7-5$1,344$34,057,448280Warner Bros. / IMAX
27The Last Sentence$9,020--2--$4,510$9,0201Music Box Films
28Chinese Puzzle$8,946-60%11-10$813$292,8076Cohen Media Group
29Frozen (2013)$8,746-58%23-5$380$400,704,37731Disney
30Locke$8,662-25%18-5$481$1,268,4019A24
31Under the Skin (2014)$8,457-12%160$529$2,485,59312A24
32Finding Vivian Maier$7,980-26%11-3$725$1,435,28213IFC Films
33Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia$7,363-63%9-2$818$106,3935IFC Films
34The Double (2014)$7,097-2%144$507$152,6087Magnolia Pictures
35Oculus$6,736-41%17-14$396$27,689,47411Relativity Media
36Hellion$6,714-12%32$2,238$14,7552IFC Films
37Code Black$6,319--1--$6,319$6,3191Long Shot Factory
38To the Arctic 3D$5,318-2%3-2$1,773$14,136,984114Warner Bros. / IMAX
39Redwood Highway$4,854-4%82$607$98,93911Monterey Media
40Half of a Yellow Sun$4,513170%3-1$1,504$32,4526Monterey Media
41Lucky Them$3,486-53%92$387$24,1184IFC Films
42Le Week-End$3,414-10%5-4$683$2,216,75315Music Box Films
43The Amazing Catfish$3,025313%21$1,513$4,2202Strand Releasing
44Just a Sigh$3,00260%21$1,501$74,70914Distrib Films
45The Hornet's Nest$2,969-22%30$990$305,0207Freestyle Releasing
46Jodorowsky's Dune$2,732-18%4-2$683$628,89414Sony Pictures Classics
47Particle Fever$2,485125%10$2,485$867,58716Abramorama / Bond 360
48Norte, the End of History$2,164--1--$2,164$2,1641Cinema Guild
49Filth$2,07844%4-1$520$27,4424Magnolia / Magnet
50Ai Weiwei The Fake Case$1,8269%50$365$33,0746International Film Circuit
51Born to Be Wild 3D$1,59136%118$145$23,414,686168Warner Bros. / IMAX
52The Sacrament$1,312-38%50$262$7,3233Magnolia / Magnet
53Bicycling with Molière$1,292-73%2-4$646$52,5409Strand Releasing
54For No Good Reason$976-74%4-16$244$60,2369Sony Pictures Classics
55Godzilla: The Japanese Original$71797%21$359$142,83110Rialto Pictures
56Blue Ruin$550-46%1-1$550$258,1139RADiUS-TWC
57The Unknown Known$480-15%2-1$240$275,65812RADiUS-TWC
58Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$391-67%10$391$59,43219Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
59Deep Sea 3D$294-68%2-6$147$46,065,659434Warner Bros. / IMAX
60A Long Way Off$262-97%1-12$262$27,0133Moving Visions Entertainment
61Manakamana$140--1--$140$22,81910Cinema Guild
62Evergreen: The Road to Legalization$44-77%10$44$3062First Run Features