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). Considering its less stronger Thursday-to-Friday split, 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, Dec. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$1,638,099-73%3,555--$461$25,643,1681Fox
2The Tourist$1,362,842-64%2,756--$495$17,835,3001Sony / Columbia
3Tangled$872,078-79%3,565-38$245$116,267,6383Disney
4Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$721,128-69%3,577-548$202$258,393,8494Warner Bros.
5Burlesque$345,523-57%2,876-161$120$32,886,3033Sony / Screen Gems
6Love and Other Drugs$316,829-56%2,240-218$141$27,946,7653Fox
7Unstoppable (2010)$302,327-63%2,967-185$102$74,530,2355Fox
8Due Date$272,434-56%1,990-460$137$95,192,0846Warner Bros.
9Megamind$178,095-77%2,425-748$73$140,397,0576Paramount / DreamWorks
10Faster (2010)$171,605-62%2,106-364$81$21,508,5663CBS Films
11The Warrior's Way$117,079-59%1,6220$72$5,069,4262Relativity Media
12The Next Three Days$103,524-57%1,426-810$73$20,404,5034Lionsgate
13Morning Glory (2010)$56,846-51%1,004-1259$57$30,257,6775Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Dec. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$116,473-58%416-17$280$8,367,3296Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$51,443-62%4360$118$8,258,7406Summit
3Red (2010)$43,473-58%564-215$77$87,940,1989Summit
4The Social Network$30,914-58%227-33$136$91,427,33411Sony / Columbia
5The Town$15,850-53%255-63$62$91,962,86613Warner Bros.
6Despicable Me$15,285-73%255-25$60$250,267,57023Universal
7Skyline$15,235-63%277-301$55$21,268,4155Universal / Rogue
8For Colored Girls$14,290-57%243-242$59$37,547,7116Lionsgate
9Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$13,324-72%288-34$46$55,046,03012Warner Bros.
10Paranormal Activity 2$5,773-50%125-75$46$84,339,8328Paramount
11Life As We Know It$5,599-60%120-88$47$52,215,48310Warner Bros.
12Jackass 3D$5,566-52%108-72$52$116,837,8389Paramount
13Inception$5,219-55%108-9$48$292,467,45222Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Dec. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$425,076-58%9072$4,723$6,009,6182Fox Searchlight
2The King's Speech$64,477-65%1913$3,394$1,588,6003Weinstein Company
3The Fighter$30,276-62%4--$7,569$330,2861Paramount
4Hubble 3D$20,695-14%570$363$19,172,73539Warner Bros. / IMAX
5I Love You Phillip Morris$16,923-64%3528$484$321,3092Roadside Attractions
6Waiting for 'Superman'$7,686-3%55-30$140$6,379,56612Paramount Vantage
7The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$7,006-73%150$467$340,3106Warner Bros.
8The Tempest$4,823-58%5--$965$47,2591Disney
9Under the Sea 3D$4,556-22%11-2$414$25,039,49596Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Conviction$4,263-48%75-32$57$6,738,3129Fox Searchlight
11Hereafter$3,196-63%87-27$37$32,493,9039Warner Bros.
12Hemingway's Garden of Eden$1,863-50%14--$133$14,2671Roadside Attractions
13The Nutcracker in 3D$1,176-71%37-78$32$191,7383Freestyle Releasing
14Stone$958-60%19-3$50$1,778,23310Relativity / Overture
15Wild Target$790-63%10-3$79$117,9807Freestyle
16Jack Goes Boating$711-49%4233$17$539,51913Relativity / Overture
17Frankie & Alice (2010)$493-73%1--$493$8,2611Freestyle Releasing
18Winter's Bone$39723%31$132$6,232,82427Roadside Attractions
19Cool It$102-63%10-5$10$62,0695Roadside Attractions