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, Jun. 20 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Green Lantern$5,114,443-66%3,816--$1,340$58,288,7461Warner Bros.
2Super 8$2,561,675-66%3,40829$752$75,564,4842Paramount
3Mr. Popper's Penguins$2,383,334-57%3,339--$714$20,828,6891Fox
4X-Men: First Class$1,462,145-64%3,375-317$433$121,820,2313Fox
5The Hangover Part II$1,233,476-56%3,460-215$356$234,344,0934Warner Bros.
6Kung Fu Panda 2$1,161,267-62%3,469-460$335$144,831,7354Paramount / DreamWorks
7Bridesmaids$1,079,385-39%2,573-349$420$137,530,1106Universal
8Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$843,849-65%2,742-691$308$221,590,3515Disney
9Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$362,264-26%2,5240$144$11,391,5712Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$146,602-59%11568$1,275$4,046,9574Fox Searchlight
2Thor$143,401-64%875-907$164$176,254,4797Paramount
3The Art of Getting By$135,381-5%610--$222$814,5411Fox Searchlight
4Fast Five$105,705-62%729-600$145$206,922,5858Universal
5Rio (2011)$80,486-49%408-119$197$138,805,53010Fox
6Water for Elephants$50,658-35%351-115$144$57,242,8279Fox
7Something Borrowed$28,534-31%212-154$135$38,106,2187Warner Bros.
8The Lincoln Lawyer$25,064-60%220119$114$57,398,92514Lionsgate
9Rango$22,866-56%188-32$122$122,773,94716Paramount
10Source Code$18,414-48%161-87$114$54,407,26312Summit
11Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$15,272-52%162-20$94$9,863,2108Weinstein Company
12Limitless$11,754-49%117-49$100$79,089,58814Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$52,905-21%470$1,126$7,293,43411Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Beginners$40,154-62%4425$913$949,2783Focus
3Hubble 3D$29,007-24%332$879$25,867,72966Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Insidious$13,725-47%98-36$140$53,413,17012FilmDistrict
5Submarine$9,552-46%2811$341$217,2043Weinstein Company
6Hanna$9,388-52%91-56$103$40,132,08011Focus
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$9,191-38%90-27$102$52,573,18213Fox
8Jane Eyre (2011)$7,971-34%68-22$117$11,108,66015Focus
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$5,150-64%71-41$73$52,853,4929Lionsgate
10Win Win$4,892-62%67-33$73$10,083,03114Fox Searchlight
11Everything Must Go$3,834-58%55-32$70$2,602,6106Roadside Attractions
12The Conspirator$2,930-66%44-22$67$11,463,23710Roadside Attractions
13Scream 4$2,393-46%39-41$61$38,162,77010Weinstein Company
14Beautiful Boy$2,021-54%84$253$51,0533Anchor Bay Films
15The Last Mountain$1,595-76%74$228$66,1383Dada Films
16The Beaver$1,481-56%23-23$64$936,9697Summit
1735 and Ticking$185-81%10$185$72,9635Image Entertainment
18Kill the Irishman$147-71%2-3$74$1,185,40015Anchor Bay Films
19The Music Never Stopped$56-7%31$19$249,04614Roadside Attractions