'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 Sun, Jul. 4 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$13,258,246-43%4,468--$2,967$157,577,1691Summit
2The Last Airbender$9,322,544-35%3,169--$2,942$57,836,1161Paramount
3Toy Story 3$8,309,479-27%4,0280$2,063$289,106,1933Disney
4Grown Ups$5,127,427-27%3,5340$1,451$77,631,1172Sony / Columbia
5Knight and Day$3,119,803-21%3,1046$1,005$45,751,8472Fox
6The Karate Kid (2010)$2,225,125-28%3,109-631$716$151,523,5174Sony / Columbia
7The A-Team$903,564-25%2,153-1089$420$69,280,9744Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Him to the Greek$331,555-29%884-1305$375$17,474,8155Universal
2Shrek Forever After$269,007-18%957-1383$281$232,278,6417Paramount / DreamWorks
3Iron Man 2$180,072-26%522-647$345$308,292,7779Paramount
4Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$175,677-34%600-1251$293$88,144,6716Disney
5Letters to Juliet$162,679-47%340-169$478$50,945,2748Summit
6Solitary Man$157,915-23%176-1$897$2,757,6637Anchor Bay
8Robin Hood$96,390-24%378-291$255$103,913,9358Universal
9Sex and the City 2$94,733-37%355-546$267$94,076,9426Warner Bros. / New Line
11How to Train Your Dragon$81,827-37%303-30$270$216,156,99415Paramount / DreamWorks
12Date Night$46,168-37%242-44$191$97,634,50813Fox
13Jonah Hex$32,844-21%350-2475$94$9,937,4233Warner Bros.
14Splice$31,564-55%140-200$225$16,539,2425Warner Bros
15Clash of the Titans (2010)$29,940-30%175-51$171$162,916,18914Warner Bros.
16Death at a Funeral (2010)$25,570-47%136-20$188$42,708,95112Sony / Screen Gems
17Furry Vengeance$20,088-43%107-50$188$17,466,37210Summit
18A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$9,928-35%110-62$90$62,992,95010Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 4 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$225,106-28%7760$2,923$1,492,3463Fox Searchlight
2Winter's Bone$131,802-27%8313$1,588$1,712,2204Roadside Attractions
3Hubble 3D$81,731-10%522$1,572$9,678,30516Warner Bros. / IMAX
4City Island$37,317-15%81-24$461$6,320,62816Anchor Bay
5Under the Sea 3D$15,521-1%130$1,194$22,684,01873Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Just Wright$13,320-41%95-16$140$21,310,3948Fox Searchlight
7The Back-up Plan$12,906-35%97-50$133$37,358,50511CBS Films
9The Bounty Hunter$11,594-56%67-37$173$67,050,02416Sony / Columbia
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid$10,062-33%70-35$144$63,789,16216Fox
12Raavan$4,232-19%28-87$151$702,4283Reliance Big Pictures
13The Secret of Kells$3,626-10%14-1$259$655,93018GKIDS
14Princess Kaiulani$1,925-12%5-3$385$836,4718Roadside Attractions
15Racing Dreams$1,515200%30$505$49,1627Hanover House
16The Square (2010)$1,479-30%5-3$296$392,46413Apparition
17The Joneses$1,0908%1-2$1,090$1,469,63212Roadside Attractions