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, Mar. 29 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 29 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,502,617-81%3,312--$454$30,941,3851Warner Bros.
2The Passion of the Christ$1,193,365-72%3,214-36$371$316,346,9765Newmarket
3The Ladykillers$982,960-67%1,583--$621$13,618,8651Disney
4Dawn of the Dead (2004)$810,338-70%2,7483$295$45,029,4952Universal
5Jersey Girl$576,336-72%1,520--$379$8,896,1481Miramax
6Taking Lives$556,309-67%2,7050$206$22,275,9812Warner Bros.
7Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$483,508-64%1,3574$356$17,037,3102Focus
8Starsky & Hutch$450,742-68%2,985-200$151$77,274,6244Warner Bros.
9Hidalgo$398,671-71%2,667-262$149$56,823,9574Disney
10Secret Window$343,386-71%2,912-106$118$40,915,4043Sony / Columbia