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 Sat, Jun. 19 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$37,091,130-10%4,028--$9,208$78,240,0911Disney
2The Karate Kid (2010)$11,097,97826%3,6630$3,030$97,134,5552Sony / Columbia
3The A-Team$5,227,65822%3,5449$1,475$45,535,0972Fox
4Get Him to the Greek$2,307,00016%2,592-110$890$46,042,0003Universal
5Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$2,159,19124%2,605-503$829$79,129,7464Disney
6Shrek Forever After$2,133,55727%3,207-661$665$221,275,8985Paramount / DreamWorks
7Killers$1,950,56716%2,619-240$745$37,897,5533Lionsgate
8Jonah Hex$1,800,000-8%2,825--$637$3,752,0001Warner Bros.
9Marmaduke$1,212,94379%2,495-718$486$27,127,7773Fox
10Iron Man 2$1,049,14147%1,612-693$651$303,102,6357Paramount
11Sex and the City 2$979,0008%1,680-1070$583$89,643,0004Warner Bros. / New Line
12Robin Hood$528,00046%1,046-849$505$101,546,0006Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Splice$354,00025%944-1506$375$15,275,0003Warner Bros
2Letters to Juliet$318,97214%806-525$396$48,400,4456Summit
3Solitary Man$192,45867%10754$1,799$1,305,5935Anchor Bay
4Raavan$188,0472%119--$1,580$371,5331Reliance Big Pictures
5Date Night$148,02120%345-85$429$96,794,22611Fox
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$91,00030%267-66$341$162,136,00012Warner Bros.
7The Bounty Hunter$89,76212%174-62$516$66,711,41714Sony / Columbia
8City Island$85,59794%133-26$644$5,885,60814Anchor Bay
9Just Wright$70,85443%158-121$448$21,038,3816Fox Searchlight
10How to Train Your Dragon$63,28625%213-68$297$214,711,06713Paramount / DreamWorks
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$59,01537%16195$367$42,318,36110Sony / Screen Gems
12A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$45,00022%228103$197$62,695,0008Warner Bros. / New Line
13Furry Vengeance$43,01723%235-33$183$17,026,7198Summit
14The Back-up Plan$36,97514%16654$223$37,026,8019CBS Films
15Kick-Ass$28,73425%157-21$183$47,925,82210Lionsgate
16Diary of a Wimpy Kid$27,8215%146-56$191$63,526,25414Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Winter's Bone$143,94846%3935$3,691$365,5482Roadside Attractions
2Hubble 3D$93,00013%502$1,860$8,543,00014Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Cyrus$70,07934%4--$17,520$122,2891Fox Searchlight
4Babies$35,48138%97-49$366$7,051,4687Focus
5Raajneeti$34,00089%56-68$607$1,412,0003UTV Communications
6Avatar$19,47161%17-9$1,145$749,421,33427Fox
7Under the Sea 3D$12,000-8%150$800$22,490,00071Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Losers$7,5000%31-96$242$23,575,0009Warner Bros.
9The Square (2010)$7,04518%12-5$587$347,78111Apparition
10Princess Kaiulani$6,6439%16-10$415$803,3416Roadside Attractions
11The Joneses$4,15860%7-1$594$1,453,23910Roadside Attractions
12The Secret of Kells$4,01445%15-5$268$616,01416GKIDS
13Racing Dreams$722-26%2--$361$42,8975Hanover House