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, May. 26 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious 6$26,941,170-15%3,658--$7,365$97,375,2451Universal
2Star Trek Into Darkness$12,882,553-11%3,90739$3,297$146,117,5822Paramount
3The Hangover Part III$12,545,654-14%3,555--$3,529$53,460,6611Warner Bros.
4Epic$10,803,395-19%3,882--$2,783$33,531,0681Fox
5Iron Man 3$6,645,022-12%3,424-813$1,941$367,407,1164Disney
6The Great Gatsby (2013)$4,509,046-12%3,090-460$1,459$114,270,1743Warner Bros.
7The Croods$442,075-13%1,008-1365$439$179,243,21810Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Pain and Gain$209,007-15%1,003-1426$208$48,556,7015Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$682,419-13%712-248$958$14,555,3195Roadside Attractions
242 (2013)$449,874-11%915-1465$492$91,063,1177Warner Bros.
3Oblivion (2013)$303,160-5%572-1505$530$87,335,1556Universal
4Oz: The Great and Powerful$232,141-9%401-134$579$232,214,56412Disney
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$153,300-10%346-63$443$121,088,0939Paramount
6Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$101,963-20%485-1556$210$8,788,6283Lionsgate
7Escape From Planet Earth$93,377-11%346-347$270$55,957,76415Weinstein Company
8The Big Wedding$75,810-21%265-1178$286$21,084,6305Lionsgate
9Identity Thief$65,450-21%187-54$350$134,257,03516Universal
10Olympus Has Fallen$60,082-3%209-257$287$97,679,51010FilmDistrict
11The Call$55,837-2%166-63$336$51,556,92911Sony / TriStar
12The Place Beyond the Pines$53,980-19%128-189$422$20,955,7849Focus
13Jack the Giant Slayer$38,463-11%185-65$208$64,968,99413Warner Bros. / New Line
14Tyler Perry's Temptation$21,418-9%131-19$163$51,935,9169Lionsgate
15Scary Movie 5$19,359-26%171-337$113$31,369,8987Weinstein / Dimension

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$54,961-19%643$859$664,1365Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$40,002-29%263$1,539$722,8543Roadside Attractions
3Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$25,169-6%3713$680$291,8424eOne Films US
4The Sapphires$23,486-20%61-41$385$2,108,78710Weinstein Company
5To the Arctic 3D$17,643-3%520$339$12,621,59658Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Filly Brown$17,5689%29-10$606$2,818,0206Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Snitch (2013)$12,977-6%93-60$140$42,908,31514Lionsgate / Summit
8We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$9,148-17%4--$2,287$27,6891Focus World
9Spring Breakers$8,8111%7059$126$14,081,27111A24
10Quartet$6,942-37%30-12$231$18,234,98320Weinstein Company
11Evil Dead$6,546-18%58-150$113$54,111,6328Sony / TriStar
12From Up on Poppy Hill$6,162-18%24-12$257$959,47711GKIDS
13Silver Linings Playbook$5,866-18%35-96$168$132,071,15028Weinstein Company
14The Host (2013)$5,447-40%59-172$92$26,609,4489Open Road
15Born to Be Wild 3D$5,312-15%300$177$22,690,779112Warner Bros. / IMAX
16Admission$3,900-14%26-103$150$17,992,01210Focus
17Life of Pi$3,347-17%26-25$129$124,885,43527Fox
18A Pig Across Paris (2013 re-issue)$3,045-32%1--$3,045$9,9971Rialto Pictures
19The Painting (2013)$2,981-21%65$497$15,1433GKIDS
20Emperor$2,28449%81$286$3,333,70212Roadside Attractions
21Not Today$1,954-48%5-1$391$194,8827Freestyle Releasing
22Safe Haven$1,513-39%36-54$42$71,345,16115Relativity Media