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, Nov. 15 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Unstoppable (2010)$1,532,066-71%3,207--$478$24,220,5231Fox
2Due Date$1,127,365-68%3,36510$335$60,024,6732Warner Bros.
3Megamind$1,106,528-86%3,9495$280$89,929,1632Paramount / DreamWorks
4Skyline$719,865-73%2,880--$250$12,412,2801Universal / Rogue
5Morning Glory (2010)$641,619-71%2,518--$255$12,450,9401Paramount
6For Colored Girls$407,589-74%2,1270$192$31,095,0572Lionsgate
7Red (2010)$325,794-70%2,878-351$113$80,003,1905Summit
8Saw 3D$216,662-68%1,976-832$110$43,796,9723Lionsgate
9Paranormal Activity 2$178,516-71%2,403-765$74$82,109,1734Paramount
10Jackass 3D$176,815-64%1,607-558$110$114,820,0815Paramount
11Secretariat$151,775-73%2,019-595$75$54,898,8126Disney
12The Social Network$110,109-72%1,088-772$101$87,917,6117Sony / Columbia
13Hereafter$101,496-70%1,691-674$60$31,550,3385Warner Bros.
14Life As We Know It$72,328-73%1,239-711$58$50,827,0576Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Nov. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$79,258-70%175129$453$1,998,8982Summit
2Conviction$49,491-67%493-179$100$6,072,3145Fox Searchlight
3The Town$32,664-66%375-426$87$90,659,2209Warner Bros.
4Waiting for 'Superman'$24,049-59%204-38$118$5,915,9288Paramount Vantage
5Despicable Me$20,475-80%273-34$75$248,835,88519Universal
6Inception$19,073-66%262-29$73$291,851,66618Warner Bros.
7Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$14,104-60%249-104$57$52,161,8938Fox
8Let Me In$6,509-60%14348$46$12,073,9067Relativity / Overture
9Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$6,342-86%240-500$26$54,368,8438Warner Bros.
10Nowhere Boy$6,246-63%111-64$56$1,337,1986Weinstein Company
11Devil$4,795-67%120-164$40$33,587,9709Universal
12Alpha and Omega$4,222-82%123-165$34$24,594,0159Lionsgate
13Case 39$3,354-62%106-51$32$13,251,8317Paramount Vantage

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Nov. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$39,099-68%2218$1,777$850,6272Fox Searchlight
2Hubble 3D$22,434-54%56-4$401$18,100,69435Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Stone$8,653-56%87-22$99$1,649,1496Relativity / Overture
4Under the Sea 3D$5,204-62%140$372$24,800,81092Warner Bros. / IMAX
5It's Kind of a Funny Story$4,214-62%67-134$63$6,314,0886Focus
6Cool It$3,399-57%41--$83$30,2461Roadside Attractions
7Catfish$2,875-52%25-30$115$3,204,0889Universal / Rogue
8Never Let Me Go$2,166-66%32-19$68$2,333,5149Fox Searchlight
9Wild Target$1,106-32%50$221$55,9263Freestyle
10The Tillman Story$1,007-52%21-3$48$783,60713Weinstein Company
11N-Secure$744-67%20-85$37$2,593,5525Freestyle
12Jack Goes Boating$723-67%343$21$512,9069Relativity / Overture
13Winter's Bone$630-38%100$63$6,222,99523Roadside Attractions
14Avatar$357-97%6-3$60$760,505,20448Fox
15The Concert$180-42%3-1$60$657,37417Weinstein Company
16Piranha 3D$90-16%82$11$25,002,96213Weinstein Company
17I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$78239%1-1$78$92,4796Anchor Bay