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, Aug. 17 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 17 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$2,219,712-5%3,8074$583$100,583,7322Sony / Columbia
2Step Up$1,901,6320%2,467--$771$29,581,5541Disney
3World Trade Center$1,610,210-8%2,957154$545$34,204,9701Paramount
4Snakes on a Plane$1,400,476--2,200--$637$1,400,4760New Line
5Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$1,050,556-5%3,3110$317$38,506,2862Paramount
6Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$832,7430%2,941-495$283$396,040,0626Disney
7Pulse (2006)$618,108-9%2,323--$266$11,177,6361Weinstein / Dimension
8The Descent$499,519-9%2,0950$238$19,881,9202Lionsgate
9Miami Vice$477,970-5%2,659-367$180$57,425,8333Universal
10Zoom$444,313-4%2,501--$178$6,606,0041Sony / Columbia