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, Aug. 19 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables 2$7,886,826-23%3,316--$2,378$28,591,3701Lionsgate
2The Bourne Legacy$4,672,485-34%3,7538$1,245$69,618,4652Universal
3ParaNorman$4,055,734-25%3,429--$1,183$14,087,0501Focus
4The Campaign$3,721,303-29%3,25550$1,143$51,435,8262Warner Bros.
5The Dark Knight Rises$3,321,207-27%3,157-533$1,052$409,787,2605Warner Bros.
6The Odd Life of Timothy Green$3,136,376-27%2,598--$1,207$15,100,9181Disney
7Sparkle (2012)$2,820,133-34%2,244--$1,257$11,643,3421Sony / TriStar
8Hope Springs (2012)$2,481,251-36%2,3610$1,051$35,063,3212Sony / Columbia
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$1,070,740-33%2,737-664$391$38,747,0583Fox
10Total Recall (2012)$980,264-31%2,434-1167$403$51,755,2723Sony / Columbia
11Ice Age: Continental Drift$906,867-28%2,274-829$399$150,191,9236Fox
12Ted (2012)$379,925-44%1,169-1039$325$213,064,3858Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ek Tha Tiger$419,9890%118--$3,559$1,484,4041Yash Raj Films
2Step Up Revolution$292,402-32%905-993$323$32,776,5884Lionsgate / Summit
3Brave$253,381-25%641-618$395$229,121,3039Disney
4The Amazing Spider-Man$214,737-32%598-987$359$257,435,3257Sony / Columbia
5Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$212,726-27%406100$524$212,684,70011Paramount / DreamWorks
6Beasts of the Southern Wild$164,106-33%236-50$695$8,110,9698Fox Searchlight
7Moonrise Kingdom$149,201-30%282-165$529$42,966,19313Focus
8The Watch$120,825-44%513-1950$236$33,062,5994Fox
9The Intouchables$108,177-35%1940$558$9,885,07413Weinstein Company
10Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$95,355-23%424-376$225$3,077,9612ARC Entertainment
11Men in Black 3$89,202-29%258-37$346$178,127,91913Sony / Columbia
12Ruby Sparks$85,129-36%218-43$391$1,796,5974Fox Searchlight
13The Hunger Games$54,414-35%230-30$237$407,688,21222Lionsgate
14Snow White and the Huntsman$53,680-39%244-29$220$154,660,66012Universal
15Magic Mike$50,359-38%255-195$197$112,720,1828Warner Bros.
16Savages$33,110-20%154-164$215$47,057,9357Universal
17The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$31,622-30%128-56$247$45,592,32816Fox Searchlight
18Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$24,997-53%199-165$126$64,958,4258Lionsgate
19Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$22,237-28%105-25$212$37,307,1119Fox
20Prometheus$22,191-28%101-40$220$126,195,33911Fox
21Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$19,753-17%140-62$141$25,240,9887Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$45,179-25%520$869$7,656,27418Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Cosmopolis$18,558-28%3--$6,186$266,9121Entertainment One Films
3Born to Be Wild 3D$13,608-25%330$412$20,580,46372Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Safety Not Guaranteed$11,900-32%54-19$220$3,683,59311FilmDistrict
5Easy Money (2012)$4,197-23%5-2$839$165,7866Weinstein Company
6A Cat In Paris$1,082-11%7-5$155$294,38612GKIDS