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 Tue, Jul. 24 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 24 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight Rises$17,762,472-8%4,404--$4,033$198,038,8961Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Continental Drift$3,776,00331%3,8865$972$95,501,3172Fox
3The Amazing Spider-Man$2,036,49131%3,753-565$543$232,198,2653Sony / Columbia
4Ted (2012)$1,687,35018%3,214-89$525$183,549,0054Universal
5Brave$1,237,37127%2,899-493$427$210,985,7775Disney
6Magic Mike$868,15330%2,606-484$333$103,501,0734Warner Bros.
7Savages$618,77523%2,336-299$265$41,175,9053Universal
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$314,03414%1,540-464$204$60,878,6114Lionsgate
9Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$300,79236%1,261-1024$239$208,147,8437Paramount / DreamWorks
10Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$265,11812%1,123-1609$236$23,114,2413Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jul. 24 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$303,99515%895-29$340$36,655,4289Focus
2Dark Shadows$131,44427%412173$319$78,856,11111Warner Bros.
3Marvel's The Avengers$123,36725%495-252$249$615,280,15612Disney
4Beasts of the Southern Wild$117,27713%12948$909$3,076,3484Fox Searchlight
5The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$78,01422%288-54$271$43,994,64612Fox Searchlight
6Snow White and the Huntsman$75,66512%409-268$185$152,732,4658Universal
7Prometheus$56,69217%312-247$182$125,218,5557Fox
8Rock of Ages$40,7576%32267$127$38,045,5766Warner Bros. / New Line
9Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$36,79521%266-389$138$36,552,7215Fox
10The Hunger Games$36,17615%190-22$190$405,295,43718Lionsgate
11Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$24,21561%167-1$145$213,988,75021Universal
12Safety Not Guaranteed$23,99112%124-58$193$2,986,0557FilmDistrict
13Battleship$22,36018%172-56$130$65,037,45510Universal
14What to Expect When You're Expecting$21,04015%192-29$110$40,993,54410Lionsgate
15The Dictator$8,6538%105-56$82$59,633,75310Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jul. 24 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$64,75822%520$1,245$6,086,49714Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Intouchables$50,36233%918$553$7,160,8509Weinstein Company
3Born to Be Wild 3D$17,27714%330$524$20,112,56868Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Three Stooges$11,968136%53-19$226$44,177,34715Fox
5Mirror Mirror$6,90645%59-32$117$64,841,30217Relativity Media
6For Greater Glory$3,5799%33-9$108$5,564,6018ARC Entertainment
7Easy Money (2012)$2,90314%20$1,452$57,5042Weinstein Company
8A Cat In Paris$1,85445%180$103$234,4108GKIDS
9The Imposter$1,234-7%1--$1,234$44,3082Indomina Releasing