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. 14 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$6,385,761-60%3,663--$1,743$62,051,5661Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$3,002,209-55%3,535--$849$28,671,6641Fox
3Shrek Forever After$1,870,982-60%3,868-518$484$211,893,5394Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$1,607,335-44%2,7025$595$38,008,0552Universal
5Killers$1,018,545-50%2,8590$356$31,280,1692Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$759,205-58%3,108-538$244$72,987,5073Disney
7Sex and the City 2$731,000-50%2,750-695$266$85,390,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
8Marmaduke$702,262-58%3,2130$219$22,987,8022Fox
9Iron Man 2$538,035-57%2,305-702$233$299,820,4256Paramount
10Splice$409,000-51%2,4500$167$13,563,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$322,150-55%1,895-704$170$99,785,8205Universal
12Letters to Juliet$253,356-45%1,331-631$190$47,007,5985Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$62,509-50%430-228$145$96,329,22710Fox
2Clash of the Titans (2010)$45,000-54%333199$135$162,003,00011Warner Bros.
3How to Train Your Dragon$41,135-54%281-62$146$214,467,51612Paramount / DreamWorks
4Just Wright$33,692-52%279-239$121$20,829,2635Fox Searchlight
5Babies$31,105-46%146-35$213$6,885,1216Focus
6Furry Vengeance$25,544-50%268143$95$16,847,5077Summit
7City Island$23,839-66%159-18$150$5,679,38113Anchor Bay
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$23,271-44%202-42$115$63,388,16713Fox
9Kick-Ass$21,418-38%17861$120$47,812,1779Lionsgate
10Raajneeti$16,000-77%12413$129$1,304,0002UTV Communications
11A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$10,000-44%125-169$80$62,588,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Back-up Plan$9,070-51%112-41$81$36,926,5798CBS Films
13The Losers$8,200-45%127-79$65$23,536,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 14 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$65,000-10%481$1,354$8,157,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$32,707-68%5331$617$903,7884Anchor Bay
3Avatar$16,293-23%26-20$627$749,333,09226Fox
4Under the Sea 3D$12,00033%15-2$800$22,423,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Winter's Bone$11,307-55%4--$2,827$96,1041Roadside Attractions
6Princess Kaiulani$4,889-56%261$188$776,3885Roadside Attractions
7The Ghost Writer$4,371-53%63-84$69$15,527,53917Summit
8The Square (2010)$4,24116%170$249$330,85610Apparition
9Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$2,982-56%43-38$69$88,721,73018Fox
10The Secret of Kells$1,873-72%20-4$94$600,99815GKIDS
11The Joneses$811-21%81$101$1,443,3819Roadside Attractions
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$697-45%4--$174$5,6551Anchor Bay