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 Sat, Nov. 30 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 30 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$28,401,259-10%4,1630$6,822$282,087,7632Lionsgate
2Frozen (2013)$25,343,182-6%3,7423741$6,773$78,725,3182Disney
3Thor: The Dark World$4,461,6880%3,286-427$1,358$184,558,9004Disney
4The Best Man Holiday$3,339,565-1%1,717-324$1,945$61,629,0253Universal
5Delivery Man$2,776,3021%3,0360$914$18,033,3692Disney / DreamWorks
6Homefront$2,711,0393%2,570--$1,055$8,168,3181Open Road
7The Book Thief$1,888,648-1%1,2341164$1,531$6,789,8194Fox
8Black Nativity$1,490,981-4%1,516--$983$4,160,8781Fox Searchlight
9Last Vegas$1,081,643-1%1,854-1072$583$58,085,5275CBS Films
10Gravity$1,009,830-6%1,016-829$994$249,227,6679Warner Bros.
1112 Years a Slave$915,1672%1,165-309$786$32,666,7467Fox Searchlight
12Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$740,3432%1,503-1122$493$98,479,9996Paramount
13Free Birds$640,480-24%2,287-784$280$52,913,1415Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 30 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Philomena$1,443,5728%835831$1,729$3,737,8182Weinstein Company
2Dallas Buyers Club$979,755-3%69630$1,408$9,693,5295Focus
3Ender's Game$478,363-7%843-1192$567$59,160,6345Lionsgate / Summit
4Captain Phillips$451,373-10%807-849$559$102,526,7218Sony / Columbia
5Oldboy (2013)$326,373-4%583--$560$1,061,9671FilmDistrict
6Nebraska$279,776-1%10274$2,743$1,309,4773Paramount Vantage
7About Time$148,9502%331-719$450$14,584,2135Universal
8Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$146,047-5%707-414$207$114,945,99610Sony / Columbia
9Despicable Me 2$136,8551%271-24$505$366,864,73022Universal
10All Is Lost$75,9847%154-193$493$5,259,5727Roadside Attractions
11Enough Said$50,2429%121-112$415$17,169,95011Fox Searchlight
12Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$42,187-1%163-22$259$68,217,45917Fox
13We're the Millers$41,43315%164-31$253$150,349,42817Warner Bros. / New Line
14Insidious Chapter 2$38,89021%140-45$278$83,440,30112FilmDistrict
15Prisoners$38,64317%203-52$190$60,941,80411Warner Bros.
16The Family (2013)$21,78113%1304$168$36,796,81912Relativity Media
17Escape Plan$20,05015%141-126$142$24,545,5247Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 30 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$36,67019%4--$9,168$67,3701Weinstein Company
2Instructions Not Included$25,87417%68-12$381$44,389,40414Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Gori Tere Pyaar Mein$20,91426%56-56$373$314,4172Reliance Entertainment
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$17,57311%71-53$248$115,632,51716Weinstein Company
5The Counselor$12,05610%78-51$155$16,849,6856Fox
6Don Jon$7,7761%26-10$299$24,291,19010Relativity Media
7In a World...$1,840-1%5-4$368$2,961,19317Roadside Attractions
8Runner Runner$1,7270%23-15$75$19,311,2209Fox
9Reaching for the Moon$1,570-19%43$393$42,5984Wolfe Releasing
10The World's End$1,5368%60$256$26,002,05715Focus
11Linsanity$440221%3--$147$285,0679Ketchup Entertainment
12Contempt (2013 re-issue)$24619%1--$246$32,75713Rialto Pictures
13Romeo and Juliet (2013)$22140%120$18$1,161,0408Relativity Media
14Grace Unplugged$2009%4-6$50$2,506,8529Roadside Attractions
15Big Sur$506%21$25$34,7065Ketchup Entertainment