'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, May. 20 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$3,037,827-3%4,39010$692$224,664,8032Paramount
2Robin Hood$2,382,040-8%3,503--$680$47,396,4701Universal
3Letters to Juliet$1,104,087-7%2,968--$372$18,326,2411Summit
4Just Wright$471,8780%1,831--$258$10,406,6401Fox Searchlight
5A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$362,000-3%3,075-257$118$57,646,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
6How to Train Your Dragon$355,3656%2,620-383$136$209,089,7078Paramount / DreamWorks
7Date Night$321,568-2%2,481-253$130$87,835,3146Fox
8The Back-up Plan$206,183-1%2,497-506$83$34,976,7774CBS Films
9Clash of the Titans (2010)$121,0003%1,300-857$93$160,600,0007Warner Bros.
10Furry Vengeance$113,958-6%2,695-307$42$15,600,7663Summit
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$105,1630%1,062-644$99$40,925,4575Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, May. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
4The Losers$53,0008%701-1749$76$22,955,0004Warner Bros.
5The Last Song$48,71812%802-501$61$61,421,7287Disney
6Alice in Wonderland (2010)$43,444-1%403-179$108$331,709,50911Disney
8Hot Tub Time Machine$41,0000%458-344$90$49,346,0008MGM
9City Island$36,923-13%2536$146$3,768,1829Anchor Bay
10Shutter Island$26,837-2%310121$87$127,323,20413Paramount
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid$20,467-4%468-157$44$62,066,3339Fox
12Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$14,5215%281-123$52$59,739,9687Lionsgate
13The Ghost Writer$11,6560%150-81$78$15,130,82413Summit
14She's Out of My League$11,4524%206-55$56$31,628,31710Paramount
15Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$10,10123%209-12$48$88,390,42914Fox
16Our Family Wedding$5,556-3%103-16$54$20,114,93310Fox Searchlight
17The Crazies$5,44610%111-38$49$39,123,58912Overture
18The Tooth Fairy$5,2016%132-28$39$59,849,52417Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, May. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$97,00010%480$2,021$6,089,0009Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$24,04414%33--$729$277,2781Roadside Attractions
3Under the Sea 3D$23,00028%180$1,278$22,063,00066Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Runaways$3,8502%49-16$79$3,542,6419Apparition
6The Joneses$3,648-12%56-12$65$1,415,2965Roadside Attractions
7Letters to God$3,00050%74-38$41$2,805,0006Vivendi
8The Secret of Kells$2,814-2%264$108$473,00411GKIDS
9Crazy Heart$2,6319%50-25$53$39,446,63222Fox Searchlight
10Brooklyn's Finest$2,3734%64-49$37$27,163,59311Overture
11Cop Out$1,800-10%53-38$34$44,875,00012Warner Bros.
12The Square (2010)$1,6834%14-3$120$248,6726Apparition
13The Blind Side$750200%11-14$68$255,952,00026Warner Bros.
14Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$619-38%1--$619$9,4021Cinema Purgatorio