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, Jul. 8 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man$17,867,545-24%4,318--$4,138$137,022,2581Sony / Columbia
2Ted (2012)$9,735,440-18%3,25617$2,990$119,849,7402Universal
3Brave$5,529,449-29%3,891-273$1,421$173,969,3413Disney
4Savages$4,690,770-16%2,628--$1,785$16,016,9101Universal
5Magic Mike$3,931,997-29%3,120190$1,260$72,829,1072Warner Bros.
6Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$2,585,979-37%2,1610$1,197$45,822,9842Lionsgate
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$2,096,910-31%2,861-854$733$195,905,1265Paramount / DreamWorks
8Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$1,964,903-21%2,730--$720$10,240,2131Paramount
9Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$576,606-23%1,657-1452$348$34,050,9103Fox
10Marvel's The Avengers$569,083-38%1,125-632$506$611,127,88410Disney
11People Like Us$565,385-39%2,0550$275$9,190,9022Disney / DreamWorks
12Prometheus$527,563-29%1,105-846$477$122,390,2745Fox
13Snow White and the Huntsman$472,320-35%1,152-1185$410$149,756,5656Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,234,985-36%88430$1,397$26,780,9897Focus
2Men in Black 3$391,703-44%879-1023$446$173,089,6907Sony / Columbia
3The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$203,363-38%359-175$566$41,991,87310Fox Searchlight
4Rock of Ages$168,309-37%701-1704$240$36,974,6194Warner Bros. / New Line
5That's My Boy$149,824-41%400-1963$375$36,100,8334Sony / Columbia
6The Hunger Games$88,250-32%228-50$387$404,382,13316Lionsgate
7Dark Shadows$87,690-27%303-62$289$76,860,8799Warner Bros.
8Battleship$80,925-29%249-59$325$64,334,9508Universal
9Safety Not Guaranteed$72,387-35%109-55$664$2,170,0625FilmDistrict
10The Pirates! Band of Misfits$68,210-28%257-27$265$30,105,91611Sony / Columbia
11What to Expect When You're Expecting$57,843-30%23633$245$40,420,5468Lionsgate
12The Dictator$45,832-14%18656$246$59,310,5518Paramount
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$38,445-26%175-27$220$213,494,66019Universal
14Think Like a Man$25,044-34%118-67$212$91,547,20512Sony / Screen Gems
15Mirror Mirror$15,481-41%119-47$130$64,655,31015Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bol Bachchan$186,545-17%98--$1,904$561,9961Fox International Pictures
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$113,470-25%1915$5,972$743,8462Fox Searchlight
3The Intouchables$83,219-32%60-8$1,387$3,095,8897Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$63,188-34%520$1,215$5,064,59512Warner Bros. / IMAX
5For Greater Glory$18,49112%39-34$474$5,414,3736ARC Entertainment
6Born to Be Wild 3D$14,870-38%330$451$19,839,54866Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Three Stooges$13,564-36%76-41$178$43,913,20413Fox
8The Cabin in the Woods$13,116-21%83-66$158$42,043,63313Lionsgate
9The Lucky One (2012)$10,125-44%72-43$141$60,395,52212Warner Bros.
10Chernobyl Diaries$6,157-8%38-107$162$18,085,6017Warner Bros.
11Crooked Arrows$1,779-1%11-2$162$1,818,1808Branded/Peck Films
12The Raven$1,102-10%29-49$38$16,005,97811Relativity Media