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, Dec. 31 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 31 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$9,188,536-14%3,8320$2,398$133,264,7572Disney
2Alvin and the Chipmunks$5,672,307-31%3,484-15$1,628$147,073,1793Fox
3I Am Legend$4,855,326-41%3,63616$1,335$199,345,6873Warner Bros.
4Charlie Wilson's War$3,914,9646%2,5750$1,520$38,665,3452Universal
5The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$2,262,224-18%2,772--$816$19,058,4701Sony / Columbia
6Juno$1,910,751-47%1,019715$1,875$27,928,4321Fox Searchlight
7P.S. I Love You$1,703,994-43%2,46410$692$25,291,1272Warner Bros.
8Enchanted$1,564,586-20%2,262-490$692$112,146,6776Disney
9The Great Debaters$1,436,668-16%1,171--$1,227$14,693,5881MGM / Weinstein
10Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$1,371,487-49%1,2490$1,098$28,286,9062Paramount / DreamWorks