Grosses

'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, Feb. 13 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Go With It$7,761,154-42%3,548--$2,187$30,514,7321Sony / Columbia
2Gnomeo and Juliet$7,571,797-35%2,994--$2,529$25,356,9091Disney
3Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$6,407,485-40%3,105--$2,064$30,256,6011Paramount
4The Eagle$2,266,154-37%2,296--$987$8,684,4641Focus
5The King's Speech$2,006,650-41%2,263-321$887$93,675,76112Weinstein Company
6The Roommate$1,679,373-56%2,5340$663$25,778,9262Sony / Screen Gems
7Sanctum$1,645,510-37%2,7892$590$18,035,0752Universal
8No Strings Attached$1,498,282-43%2,756-294$544$60,031,0784Paramount
9The Green Hornet$1,021,572-42%2,090-943$489$92,405,9615Sony / Columbia
10True Grit (2010)$1,000,879-45%2,072-830$483$160,355,0298Paramount
11The Mechanic$949,184-33%1,886-818$503$25,418,6533CBS Films
12The Rite$874,825-41%2,207-778$396$28,858,2973Warner Bros. / New Line
13Black Swan$577,857-41%1,069-908$541$99,337,22011Fox Searchlight
14The Fighter$577,238-45%1,049-613$550$85,632,02410Paramount
15Yogi Bear$260,179-29%1,111-696$234$96,618,2799Warner Bros.
16The Dilemma$248,555-51%1,242-1303$200$47,635,6955Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tangled$256,435-36%784-585$327$193,304,69612Disney
2Biutiful$178,612-30%19112$935$2,263,3417Roadside Attractions
3Blue Valentine (2010)$165,332-37%393-57$421$8,211,6107Weinstein Company
4TRON: Legacy$161,016-39%364-676$442$169,753,8329Disney
5127 Hours$159,528-36%359-540$444$16,845,89615Fox Searchlight
6Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$140,974-34%40944$345$293,355,40813Warner Bros.
7The Company Men$135,863-44%27746$490$3,032,0704Weinstein Company
8From Prada to Nada$107,955-15%252-9$428$2,588,9263Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Megamind$93,856-41%252-38$372$147,878,98615Paramount / DreamWorks
10Little Fockers$91,160-45%424-931$215$147,233,4908Universal
11The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$82,369-40%293-221$281$102,981,05110Fox
12Gulliver's Travels (2010)$62,102-38%308-187$202$41,914,6078Fox
13Country Strong$44,521-40%328-620$136$20,218,9218Sony / Screen Gems
14The Social Network$34,610-47%178-116$194$96,619,12420Sony / Columbia
15Unstoppable (2010)$28,743-45%147-55$196$81,356,49614Fox
16Season of the Witch$26,771-38%176-316$152$24,444,9976Relativity Media
17Rabbit Hole$25,238-34%112-19$225$1,875,9369Lionsgate
18The Tourist$17,214-55%100-131$172$67,000,10210Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cedar Rapids$85,982-38%15--$5,732$302,9681Fox Searchlight
2Hubble 3D$42,489-32%480$885$21,445,59848Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Way Back$11,143-38%37-108$301$2,637,8814Newmarket Films
4Somewhere (2010)$10,622-32%32-14$332$1,668,5938Focus
5Fair Game (2010)$6,701-38%78-71$86$9,528,09215Summit
6Winter's Bone$5,452-41%26-8$210$6,395,00536Roadside Attractions
7Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$2,779-45%1--$2,779$13,0531Phase 4 Films
8I Love You Phillip Morris$2,519-37%23-16$110$1,936,21711Roadside Attractions
9Waiting for Forever$1,878-36%1411$134$20,9752Freestyle
10Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$372-64%5-37$74$576,6394UTV Communications