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 Fri, May. 10 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$19,713,832159%4,2530$4,635$232,134,9162Disney
2The Great Gatsby (2013)$19,412,782--3,535--$5,492$19,412,7821Warner Bros.
3Pain and Gain$1,339,409106%3,30316$406$37,947,6093Paramount
4Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$1,193,566--2,041--$585$1,193,5661Lionsgate
542 (2013)$1,117,386134%2,930-415$381$81,199,2655Warner Bros.
6Oblivion (2013)$1,039,250116%2,770-660$375$78,830,8654Universal
7The Croods$691,281200%2,650-265$261$170,306,7588Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8The Big Wedding$572,76061%2,298-335$249$16,360,4513Lionsgate
9Scary Movie 5$208,459174%1,007-850$207$30,146,4895Weinstein / Dimension

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$630,650202%852276$740$6,650,6293Roadside Attractions
2Oz: The Great and Powerful$276,620244%774-386$357$229,458,94010Disney
3Olympus Has Fallen$186,29647%836-796$223$96,063,9208FilmDistrict
4The Place Beyond the Pines$176,09517%669-493$263$19,479,6317Focus
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$158,42556%750-1054$211$119,315,3167Paramount
6Jurassic Park 3D$153,53575%653-327$235$44,272,4456Universal
7Evil Dead$85,84437%443-516$194$53,551,3526Sony / TriStar
8Jack the Giant Slayer$56,906182%281-54$203$64,292,49411Warner Bros. / New Line
9Identity Thief$48,825194%279-21$175$133,570,83014Universal
10The Host (2013)$44,829171%30111$149$26,254,4137Open Road
11Tyler Perry's Temptation$38,62515%278-226$139$51,551,1247Lionsgate
12Silver Linings Playbook$34,37644%323-145$106$131,837,95926Weinstein Company
13The Sapphires$30,44682%118-5$258$1,730,3368Weinstein Company
14The Call$28,865--121-79$239$51,005,2689Sony / TriStar
15Snitch (2013)$28,454140%188-27$151$42,598,83412Lionsgate / Summit
16Escape From Planet Earth$23,601268%254-3$93$55,262,83813Weinstein Company
17Admission$20,532280%15643$132$17,823,0708Focus
18Safe Haven$14,653120%124-45$118$71,251,19313Relativity Media
19Side Effects (2013)$9,2119%108-57$85$32,128,25914Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$18,965133%228$862$159,7133Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$18,42259%520$354$12,419,59556Warner Bros. / IMAX
3No One Lives$18,078--53--$341$18,0781Anchor Bay Films
4Filly Brown$15,46745%92-112$168$2,673,2564Lionsgate / Pantelion
5Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$10,15063%2319$441$72,5072eOne Films US
6Born to Be Wild 3D$9,5256%300$318$22,608,960110Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Life of Pi$8,36548%70-29$120$124,786,86725Fox
8Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$8,224138%4323$191$110,5932Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Quartet$7,93828%59-27$135$18,130,69818Weinstein Company
10From Up on Poppy Hill$6,17753%37-2$167$873,6219GKIDS
11Trance$5,887-3%40-46$147$2,252,7436Fox Searchlight
12Stories We Tell$5,378--2--$2,689$5,3781Roadside Attractions
13A Good Day to Die Hard$4,82981%50-22$97$67,309,98813Fox
14Dark Skies$3,701208%290$128$17,376,01512Weinstein / Dimension
15Spring Breakers$3,556-30%16-27$222$14,023,2809A24
1621 And Over$3,3390%37-45$90$25,666,95111Relativity Media
17The Lords of Salem$2,496-24%15-35$166$1,160,0614Anchor Bay Films
18Starbuck$2,061-25%9-19$229$3,772,6538eOne Films US
19Not Today$2,019523%52$404$155,8705Freestyle Releasing
20The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$1,64463%6-4$274$543,57611Methinx Entertainment
21Emperor$1,366-32%10-10$137$3,315,34810Roadside Attractions
22The Painting (2013)$478--1--$478$4781GKIDS
23Django Unchained$463-38%5-7$93$162,803,57720Weinstein Company
24Camp (2013)$441-28%3-9$147$313,83112Freestyle Releasing