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 Thu, Sep. 25 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 25 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld$1,221,535-4%2,915--$419$27,606,0471Sony / Screen Gems
2Secondhand Lions$717,929-1%3,013--$238$15,209,1151New Line
3Once Upon a Time in Mexico$678,632-4%3,2897$206$43,962,6482Sony / Columbia
4Matchstick Men$497,414-1%2,7110$183$26,350,5152Warner Bros.
5The Fighting Temptations$446,1134%2,026--$220$13,727,5121Paramount
6Cold Creek Manor$431,589-9%2,035--$212$10,239,4191Disney
7Cabin Fever$284,991-4%2,10518$135$15,976,6962Lionsgate
8Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$204,6713%1,746-283$117$293,340,11911Disney
9Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$126,558-1%2,0830$61$17,827,1733Paramount
10Seabiscuit$120,5350%1,417-685$85$116,514,4159Universal