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, Feb. 15 - Mon, Feb. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Good Day to Die Hard$28,640,657--3,553--$8,061$36,879,7731Fox
2Identity Thief$27,456,470-21%3,16524$8,675$74,744,2552Universal
3Safe Haven$24,469,155--3,223--$7,592$33,298,0731Relativity Media
4Escape From Planet Earth$21,101,976--3,288--$6,418$21,101,9761Weinstein Company
5Warm Bodies$10,550,103-7%2,897-112$3,642$51,770,6343Lionsgate / Summit
6Beautiful Creatures (2013)$8,945,261--2,950--$3,032$11,487,5781Warner Bros.
7Silver Linings Playbook$7,413,75615%2,202-607$3,367$99,788,22814Weinstein Company
8Side Effects (2013)$7,299,145-22%2,6050$2,802$20,119,9812Open Road
9Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$4,176,456-27%2,103-1182$1,986$50,405,2514Paramount
10Zero Dark Thirty$3,602,315-10%1,527-1035$2,359$88,530,9839Sony / Columbia
11Mama$3,081,765-27%1,648-1029$1,870$68,561,9405Universal
12Lincoln$2,063,12010%1,007-510$2,049$176,651,04715Disney / DreamWorks
13Django Unchained$1,857,164-19%1,017-485$1,826$157,350,1478Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$2,625,35711%903-502$2,907$127,288,40919Warner Bros.
2Life of Pi$2,074,61719%647-277$3,207$111,376,51813Fox
3Quartet$1,624,64773%33389$4,879$7,200,6646Weinstein Company
4The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,276,940-13%605-396$2,111$300,161,28510Warner Bros. / New Line
5Wreck-It Ralph$1,102,0703%506-251$2,178$185,835,92916Disney
6Les Miserables (2012)$1,098,445-29%676-771$1,625$145,764,4258Universal
7Amour$858,412128%306181$2,805$4,081,5419Sony Pictures Classics
8Parental Guidance$679,832-37%603-616$1,127$75,343,6928Fox
9The Impossible$585,515-39%422-317$1,387$17,612,1669Lionsgate / Summit
10Rise of The Guardians$580,879128%33863$1,719$101,540,45413Paramount / DreamWorks
11Parker$528,932-72%705-1299$750$17,084,9564FilmDistrict
12The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013$440,47814%266115$1,656$1,536,4153ShortsHD
13The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$345,298246%25494$1,359$291,838,80414Lionsgate / Summit
14A Haunted House$343,563-56%340-573$1,010$39,591,3346Open Road
15Skyfall$323,363-26%262-108$1,234$303,954,36015Sony / Columbia
16Bullet to the Head$285,333-86%470-1934$607$9,279,0123Warner Bros.
17Gangster Squad$246,955-72%210-732$1,176$45,391,5066Warner Bros.
18Beasts of the Southern Wild$186,75550%19295$973$12,306,98834Fox Searchlight
19Jack Reacher$154,574-34%175-132$883$79,360,5599Paramount
20Stand Up Guys$132,379-80%119-551$1,112$3,187,4363Lionsgate / Roadside
21Hotel Transylvania$121,584-24%144-47$844$148,313,04821Sony / Columbia
22This is 40$116,065-40%167-111$695$67,449,5059Universal
23Broken City$99,773-80%133-622$750$19,504,6855Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$169,120-91%40-260$4,228$2,986,1382Paramount
2Hyde Park on Hudson$117,309-14%86-44$1,364$6,030,75711Focus
3Monsters, Inc. 3D$108,577-50%99-137$1,097$33,265,5859Disney
4To the Arctic 3D$102,76067%520$1,976$11,302,35444Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Hubble 3D$98,429108%214$4,687$36,395,807153Warner Bros. / IMAX
6No (2013)$90,454--4--$22,614$90,4541Sony Pictures Classics
7A Royal Affair$89,91141%34-3$2,644$1,264,27515Magnolia Pictures
856 Up$86,925130%2711$3,219$388,0547First Run Features
9Here Comes the Boom$69,846-28%96-48$728$45,290,31819Sony / Columbia
10Texas Chainsaw 3D$69,180-32%96-89$721$34,298,2157Lionsgate
11Born to Be Wild 3D$62,35943%300$2,079$22,002,15598Warner Bros. / IMAX
12The Guilt Trip$62,237-42%88-137$707$36,805,3169Paramount
13The Gatekeepers$56,98235%41$14,246$228,4283Sony Pictures Classics
14ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$53,657-44%22-3$2,439$179,8112UTV Motion Pictures
15Anna Karenina (2012)$49,547-19%51-40$972$12,771,63614Focus
16Koch$46,85280%117$4,259$135,5613Zeitgeist Films
17Lore$45,72145%82$5,715$93,5532Music Box Films
18Rust and Bone$35,96522%33-18$1,090$1,953,31813Sony Pictures Classics
19Red Dawn (2012)$33,788-38%56-49$603$44,800,70613FilmDistrict
20Happy People: A Year in the Taiga$32,232927%76$4,605$59,4584Music Box Films
21The Last Stand$30,456-67%54-185$564$11,964,2665Lionsgate
22Searching For Sugar Man$28,25037%19-1$1,487$3,283,21630Sony Pictures Classics
23Sound City$28,015-12%17-2$1,648$291,1123Variance Films
24The Master$27,27015%22-7$1,240$16,285,99423Weinstein Company
25Like Someone in Love$26,585--3--$8,862$26,5851IFC Films
26Race 2$22,389-73%11-52$2,035$1,571,5734UTV Motion Pictures
27A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III$21,786--18--$1,210$35,5862A24
28Movie 43$21,647-92%35-742$618$8,781,9614Relativity Media
29Under the Sea 3D$19,221516%102$1,922$32,562,224210Warner Bros. / IMAX
30Yossi$18,231105%71$2,604$59,1404Strand Releasing
31A Late Quartet$16,61789%131$1,278$1,535,15316Entertainment One / RKO
32The Sessions$15,26030%16-2$954$5,957,47318Fox Searchlight
33John Dies at the End$12,809-37%101$1,281$64,6744Magnolia / Magnet
34Space Station 3D$11,500-73%2-1$5,750$87,158,044566IMAX
35Lost in Thailand$10,122-69%350$289$57,3972WAMCR
36Deep Sea 3D$10,116-76%70$1,445$45,422,075364Warner Bros. / IMAX
37Hitchcock$10,112-49%14-22$722$5,944,57713Fox Searchlight
38Playing For Keeps (2012)$9,366-67%23-58$407$13,101,14211FilmDistrict
39The Power of Few$7,913--2--$3,957$7,9131Steelyard Pictures
40West of Memphis$7,132-29%8-2$892$130,2118Sony Pictures Classics
41Taken 2$6,874-54%16-19$430$139,852,97120Fox
42Killing Them Softly$6,240-84%30-57$208$15,022,14612Weinstein Company
43The Waiting Room$4,313-18%40$1,078$199,85621International Film Circuit
44The Sorcerer and the White Snake$3,833-31%4-1$958$15,2502Magnolia / Magnet
45Brooklyn Castle$3,047--3--$1,016$216,12118Producers Distribution Agency
46Night Across the Street$2,205-32%10$2,205$7,6132Cinema Guild
475 Broken Cameras$2,091-20%6-1$349$93,57838Kino Lorber
48North Sea Texas$1,728--2--$864$27,57816Strand Releasing
49Frankenweenie$1,439-79%3-17$480$35,283,50620Disney
50Masquerade (2012)$1,394-20%2-2$697$912,01722CJ Entertainment
51The Package (2013)$1,277--1--$1,277$1,2771Anchor Bay Films
52Any Day Now$1,260-20%3-2$420$183,19710Music Box Films
53Starlet$916--2--$458$87,91015Music Box Films
54Little Fugitive (2013 re-issue)$888--1--$888$17,7603APD/Cinema Conservancy
55We Won't Grow Old Together$694--1--$694$13,60237The Film Desk
56Wagner & Me$673178%10$673$36,08911First Run Features
57Beware of Mr. Baker$661-77%2-1$331$109,40612SnagFilms