Grosses

'The Maze Runner' Nets $11.25 Million on Friday; 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' ($4.7M) Tops 'This Is Where I Leave You' ($3.91M)September 20, 2014 03:55 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Fox reports that The Maze Runner picked up an estimated $11.25 million on Friday, a very healthy jump from its modest $1.1 million Thursday night shows (included in Friday's gross). BoxOffice projects the latest young adult adaptation will net around $31 million this weekend--already nearly matching its $34 million production budget. By comparison, Maze's opening day was 14 percent ahead of Ender's Game ($9.8 million) and 51 percent behind Divergent ($22.8 million). Early word of mouth appears very healthy with an 82 percent Flixster score, on par with Divergent's 81 percent.

Liam Neeson's A Walk Among the Tombstones bagged $4.7 million on opening day--27.5 percent behind the $6.5 million first day of The Grey in January 2012, but also 87 percent stronger than Killing Them Softly's $2.5 million first day. Unfortunately, early word of mouth appears mixed with a 66 percent Flixster score. BoxOffice is projecting a solid $14 million weekend for the Universal release.

Warner Bros.' ensemble dramedy This Is Where I Leave You posted $3.91 million on Friday, 6 percent behind Trouble with the Curve's $4.2 million first day and 90 percent ahead of Admission's $2.05 million bow. The film's 70 percent Flixster score leaves a bit to be desired, although this isn't necessarily a film aimed toward the online crowd. As adult audiences are expected to turn out over the weekend, BoxOffice projects an $11.6 million opening frame.

Last week's top film, No Good Deed, sank an expected 67 percent from opening day to $2.95 million. With $32.9 million in the bank through 8 days of release, the Sony thriller has performed ahead of pre-release expectations as it leads the pace of The Call by 32 percent. BoxOffice projects a $9.6 million second weekend.

Dolphin Tale 2 rounded out the top five as it slipped 50 percent from last week's opening day gross to $2.14 million on Friday. By comparison, the first flick eased 32 percent from its first-to-second Friday. The family-friendly sequel has tallied $20.2 million in its first 8 days, 24.5 percent off the pace of its 2011 predecessor. BoxOffice projects an $8.0 million sophomore frame.

Meanwhile, Guardians of the Galaxy was off 35 percent from last Friday to $1.38 million yesterday. The year's top grosser so far is projected to bring in another $5.3 million for the weekend as a whole. With $309.9 million in the bank through Friday, its 50th day of release, Guardians stands 2.6 percent ahead of the pace the original Iron Man.

On the expansion front, The Drop took in $645,000 yesterday as it expanded into 1,192 theaters (up from 809 last week). Yesterday's haul was down 56 percent from opening day. To date, the film has grossed $6.3 million. BoxOffice projects $2.1 million for the current frame.

Unfortunately, no Friday estimates were made available for Kevin Smith's Tusk at the time of publication. The film opened in 602 theaters this weekend.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, May. 17 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$3,715,485-74%4,39010$846$214,916,3612Paramount
2Robin Hood$3,257,790-64%3,503--$930$39,321,1751Universal
3Letters to Juliet$1,141,212-64%2,968--$385$14,681,6981Summit
4Just Wright$581,843-71%1,831--$318$8,866,8321Fox Searchlight
5A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$419,000-61%3,075-257$136$56,486,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
6How to Train Your Dragon$352,917-75%2,620-383$135$208,000,6138Paramount / DreamWorks
7Date Night$315,044-60%2,481-253$127$86,837,6666Fox
8The Back-up Plan$201,942-63%2,497-506$81$34,326,7244CBS Films
9Furry Vengeance$117,704-82%2,695-307$44$15,206,7743Summit
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$113,000-65%1,300-857$87$160,241,0007Warner Bros.
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$106,590-64%1,062-644$100$40,602,5545Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Babies$116,260-60%5439$214$3,997,4762Focus
2Oceans$107,397-52%973-259$110$17,776,8474Disneynature
3Kick-Ass$70,829-52%609-1150$116$46,687,0615Lionsgate
4The Losers$44,000-61%701-1749$63$22,805,0004Warner Bros.
5The Last Song$42,225-67%802-501$53$61,282,6137Disney
6Avatar$41,240-57%279-49$148$748,509,61322Fox
7Alice in Wonderland (2010)$39,557-68%403-179$98$331,573,47211Disney
8Hot Tub Time Machine$38,000-54%458-344$83$49,223,0008MGM
9City Island$33,607-70%2536$133$3,640,7959Anchor Bay
10Shutter Island$26,822-61%310121$87$127,240,49213Paramount
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid$19,625-82%468-157$42$61,998,3199Fox
12Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$15,048-67%281-123$54$59,696,4337Lionsgate
13The Ghost Writer$11,123-59%150-81$74$15,095,23713Summit
14She's Out of My League$10,365-69%206-55$50$31,595,08710Paramount
15Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$8,455-76%209-12$40$88,362,90514Fox
16Our Family Wedding$5,121-73%103-16$50$20,097,36010Fox Searchlight
17The Crazies$4,896-63%111-38$44$39,108,27412Overture
18The Tooth Fairy$4,824-79%132-28$37$59,833,25117Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$73,000-6%480$1,521$5,817,0009Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$23,186-60%33--$703$210,1811Roadside Attractions
3Under the Sea 3D$13,00060%180$722$22,005,00066Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Greenberg$6,117-50%77-37$79$4,161,4279Focus
5The Runaways$3,451-43%49-16$70$3,531,9059Apparition
6The Joneses$3,380-49%56-12$60$1,404,0625Roadside Attractions
7The Secret of Kells$3,017-65%264$116$463,94311GKIDS
8Letters to God$2,800-62%74-38$38$2,797,0006Vivendi
9Crazy Heart$2,269-43%50-25$45$39,438,89222Fox Searchlight
10Cop Out$2,100-65%53-38$40$44,869,00012Warner Bros.
11Brooklyn's Finest$2,022-52%64-49$32$27,156,44811Overture
12The Square (2010)$1,193-70%14-3$85$243,6456Apparition
13Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$658-56%1--$658$7,0101Cinema Purgatorio
14The Blind Side$150-79%11-14$14$255,951,00026Warner Bros.