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 Tue, Jul. 6 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$10,567,862-44%4,468--$2,365$186,950,0821Summit
2Toy Story 3$5,939,482-54%4,0280$1,475$307,822,7803Disney
3The Last Airbender$5,385,151-53%3,169--$1,699$74,700,4801Paramount
4Grown Ups$3,704,741-47%3,5340$1,048$88,339,0482Sony / Columbia
5Knight and Day$1,672,998-55%3,1046$539$51,133,3462Fox
6The Karate Kid (2010)$1,570,656-48%3,109-631$505$156,125,4364Sony / Columbia
7The A-Team$586,471-52%2,153-1089$272$71,080,4784Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jul. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Him to the Greek$274,040-44%884-1305$310$58,239,4755Universal
2Shrek Forever After$209,088-46%957-1383$218$232,873,5207Paramount / DreamWorks
3Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$115,169-41%600-1251$192$88,454,1556Disney
4Letters to Juliet$111,740-25%340-169$329$51,206,4198Summit
5Iron Man 2$106,552-55%522-647$204$308,636,8499Paramount
6How to Train Your Dragon$90,551-35%303-30$299$216,387,29015Paramount / DreamWorks
7Sex and the City 2$86,223-41%355-546$243$94,309,3326Warner Bros. / New Line
8Killers$85,486-44%727-1544$118$45,409,0765Lionsgate
9Marmaduke$81,997-34%475-635$173$31,021,7355Fox
10Solitary Man$58,943-63%176-1$335$2,976,7507Anchor Bay
11Robin Hood$58,590-52%378-291$155$104,093,4108Universal
12Date Night$38,823-39%242-44$160$97,736,54613Fox
13Splice$22,741-30%140-200$162$16,594,4425Warner Bros
14Clash of the Titans (2010)$21,994-44%175-51$126$162,977,45814Warner Bros.
15Jonah Hex$21,565-47%350-2475$62$9,999,6503Warner Bros.
16Furry Vengeance$19,043-18%107-50$178$17,508,50710Summit
17A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$8,091-37%110-62$74$63,013,96810Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jul. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$125,381-61%7760$1,628$1,937,3663Fox Searchlight
2Hubble 3D$77,576-21%522$1,492$9,853,18416Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Winter's Bone$58,820-65%8313$709$1,940,3084Roadside Attractions
4I Hate Luv Storys$38,279-48%84--$456$573,5521UTV
5City Island$17,541-61%81-24$217$6,382,73716Anchor Bay
6Under the Sea 3D$17,51210%130$1,347$22,720,30273Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Just Wright$12,248-36%95-16$129$21,341,6818Fox Searchlight
8The Back-up Plan$12,025-30%97-50$124$37,387,71111CBS Films
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid$11,466-18%70-35$164$63,814,68716Fox
10Babies$8,340-30%42-22$199$7,299,7249Focus
11Avatar$5,684-19%9-6$632$749,609,54829Fox
12The Secret of Kells$2,046-18%14-1$146$673,94318GKIDS
13The Square (2010)$955-57%5-3$191$395,61713Apparition
14Princess Kaiulani$698-62%5-3$140$839,0068Roadside Attractions
15Raavan$573-83%28-87$20$706,2773Reliance Big Pictures
16The Joneses$464-50%1-2$464$1,471,03312Roadside Attractions