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, Jun. 7 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Him to the Greek$2,493,995-49%2,697--$925$20,064,9501Universal
2Shrek Forever After$2,425,885-70%4,38619$553$185,655,3383Paramount / DreamWorks
3Killers$1,584,513-60%2,859--$554$17,421,7791Lionsgate
4Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$1,530,775-63%3,6460$420$61,152,4962Disney
5Sex and the City 2$1,427,000-57%3,4450$414$74,556,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
6Marmaduke$991,791-71%3,213--$309$12,591,4521Fox
7Iron Man 2$802,229-64%3,007-797$267$292,232,0995Paramount
8Splice$788,000-58%2,450--$322$8,173,0001Warner Bros
9Robin Hood$571,780-63%2,599-774$220$95,067,7904Universal
10Letters to Juliet$363,245-56%1,962-863$185$43,701,0814Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Wright$77,037-58%518-677$149$20,270,8154Fox Searchlight
2Date Night$75,631-55%658-468$115$95,410,0839Fox
3How to Train Your Dragon$44,274-70%343-482$129$213,927,41711Paramount / DreamWorks
4Raajneeti$41,000-83%111--$369$878,0001UTV Communications
5Babies$32,578-63%181-120$180$6,561,7575Focus
6A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$28,000-45%294-597$95$62,440,0006Warner Bros. / New Line
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid$26,083-56%244-39$107$63,093,16212Fox
8City Island$23,462-73%177-24$133$5,295,90612Anchor Bay
9MacGruber$18,585-36%177-2369$105$8,479,5803Universal / Rogue
10Hot Tub Time Machine$18,000-50%203-161$89$50,232,00011MGM
11The Losers$18,000-53%206123$87$23,416,0007Warner Bros.
12Clash of the Titans (2010)$15,000-53%134-91$112$161,578,00010Warner Bros.
13Kick-Ass$11,074-51%117-46$95$47,652,6358Lionsgate
14Shutter Island$10,460-53%152-49$69$127,978,86516Paramount
15The Ghost Writer$9,134-65%14789$62$15,450,21016Summit
16The Back-up Plan$9,061-62%153-238$59$36,802,7197CBS Films
17Furry Vengeance$7,332-63%125-122$59$16,620,1246Summit
18Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$5,859-56%105-72$56$60,078,45510Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$66,000-10%47-1$1,404$7,627,00012Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$12,909-73%2216$587$452,7983Anchor Bay
3Under the Sea 3D$12,00033%17-1$706$22,321,00069Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Avatar$11,412-48%46-38$248$749,213,50225Fox
5Princess Kaiulani$6,878-55%25-13$275$715,1104Roadside Attractions
6Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$5,372-53%81-27$66$88,670,49217Fox
7The Tooth Fairy$3,037-44%46-30$66$59,998,04220Fox
8The Secret of Kells$2,714-67%24-1$113$573,20114GKIDS
9The Square (2010)$1,441-65%172$85$308,4199Apparition
10Letters to God$193-65%9-5$21$2,843,0839Vivendi
11The Joneses$141-70%7-1$20$1,438,7348Roadside Attractions