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.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Nov. 12 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 12 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pokemon: The First Movie$9,070,826-6%3,043--$2,981$28,787,4481Warner Bros.
2The Bone Collector$3,820,21190%2,5947$1,473$27,332,1172Universal
3Dogma$3,035,916--1,269--$2,392$3,035,9161Lionsgate
4The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$2,990,232--2,147--$1,393$2,990,2321Sony / Columbia
5Anywhere But Here$1,900,071--1,672--$1,136$1,900,0711Fox
6The Bachelor$1,710,73894%2,5242$678$11,183,5032New Line
7The Insider$1,535,15992%1,83324$838$10,489,5202Disney
8House on Haunted Hill (1999)$1,405,79072%2,530-180$556$31,915,3013Warner Bros.
9Double Jeopardy$980,510105%2,110-612$465$106,285,3578Paramount
10The Sixth Sense$810,98678%1,418-384$572$264,955,30815Disney