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 Mon, Jul. 7 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 7 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$5,705,291-57%3,504--$1,628$78,094,2601Warner Bros.
2Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$3,387,519-49%3,350--$1,011$41,895,5421MGM
3Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$2,012,930-53%3,48526$578$69,082,3922Sony / Columbia
4Finding Nemo$1,855,466-48%2,902-431$639$276,793,6126Disney
5Hulk$1,151,886-55%3,291-383$350$118,166,0413Universal
628 Days Later$1,093,192-49%1,407147$777$21,650,6422Fox Searchlight
7Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$1,072,121-52%3,086--$347$11,130,8511DreamWorks
8The Italian Job$597,403-53%1,584-437$377$84,474,6736Paramount
9Bruce Almighty$588,128-50%1,929-722$305$229,240,8107Universal
102 Fast 2 Furious$444,675-46%1,779-1038$250$119,881,4805Universal