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 Sat, Jan. 21 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld Awakening$10,202,9909%3,078--$3,315$19,542,0661Sony / Screen Gems
2Red Tails$8,603,32044%2,512--$3,425$14,584,4261Fox
3Contraband$5,840,45059%2,8707$2,035$43,411,9252Universal
4Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$4,757,87250%2,6302624$1,809$8,622,8375Warner Bros.
5Beauty and the Beast 3D$4,039,84190%2,6250$1,539$30,977,8252Disney
6Haywire$3,801,60232%2,439--$1,559$6,685,4741Relativity Media
7Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$2,861,13686%2,519-827$1,136$196,212,6366Paramount
8Joyful Noise$2,837,70271%2,7350$1,038$20,321,9162Warner Bros.
9Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$2,291,44279%2,485-670$922$177,376,9536Warner Bros.
10The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$1,760,70376%1,907-767$923$93,786,2325Sony / Columbia
11The Iron Lady$1,712,39062%1,076274$1,591$11,669,8544Weinstein Company
12War Horse$1,561,38582%2,525-331$618$71,554,7145Disney / DreamWorks
13Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$1,551,257175%2,070-779$749$123,721,7266Fox
14We Bought a Zoo$1,403,598107%2,065-844$680$68,862,3945Fox
15The Devil Inside$1,257,97048%2,207-344$570$50,729,2153Paramount
16The Adventures of Tintin$1,090,265139%1,340-733$814$71,648,8135Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jan. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$1,198,63484%560-100$2,140$50,737,84110Fox Searchlight
2The Artist$1,124,58175%662446$1,699$11,513,6989Weinstein Company
3Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$903,10587%731-155$1,235$17,952,1597Focus
4Hugo$464,494137%650105$715$55,610,5929Paramount
5Happy Feet Two$205,526118%331-34$621$62,469,91110Warner Bros.
6Puss in Boots (2011)$181,126146%292-24$620$147,621,75613Paramount / DreamWorks
7Jack and Jill$167,16198%283-15$591$72,862,08511Sony / Columbia
8My Week with Marilyn$150,91267%225-175$671$11,980,4769Weinstein Company
9The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$148,79478%370-338$402$280,186,18710Lionsgate / Summit
10Tower Heist$90,20578%220-40$410$77,783,89512Universal
11The Darkest Hour$89,21173%301-881$296$21,032,4545Summit
12Young Adult$68,09180%150-237$454$16,043,2177Paramount
13The Sitter$67,12263%191-258$351$29,987,0527Fox
14New Year's Eve$63,46644%265-827$239$54,156,3467Warner Bros. / New Line
15Immortals$57,54270%169-18$340$83,238,80711Relativity Media
16Moneyball$30,81678%110-18$280$75,514,08318Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jan. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$106,01251%9554$1,116$2,915,7098Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$42,49669%450$944$15,629,75942Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Pariah (2011)$28,29559%21-3$1,347$478,6714Focus
4Coriolanus$27,50959%9--$3,057$44,8201Weinstein Company
5In Time$27,40656%97-9$283$37,442,13713Fox
6Courageous$23,30776%90-26$259$34,507,31417Sony / TriStar
7Vettai$15,83483%21-13$754$139,0122UTV Communications
8J. Edgar$14,31655%46-36$311$37,029,40611Warner Bros.
9Dolphin Tale$12,872154%63-28$204$72,272,73218Warner Bros.
10Drive (2011)$12,61359%331$382$35,004,45519FilmDistrict
11In the Land of Blood and Honey$11,69786%14-4$836$193,5265FilmDistrict
12Margin Call$2,61511%14-6$187$5,340,93114Roadside Attractions