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, Feb. 1 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ride Along$6,461,75061%2,867108$2,254$91,135,5353Universal
2Frozen (2013)$4,569,105104%2,754-3$1,659$357,516,39211Disney
3The Nut Job$3,900,097121%3,4720$1,123$48,296,2243Open Road
4Lone Survivor$3,891,47568%3,285123$1,185$103,902,5366Universal
5That Awkward Moment$3,757,088-5%2,809--$1,338$7,709,4461Focus
6Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$2,810,46658%2,907-480$967$38,162,1973Paramount
7Labor Day (2013)$2,398,13725%2,584--$928$4,319,2071Paramount
8American Hustle$2,279,85571%2,216-88$1,029$132,931,1368Sony / Columbia
9I, Frankenstein$1,859,10468%2,7530$675$13,936,8072Lionsgate
10The Wolf of Wall Street$1,828,21068%1,607-197$1,138$103,446,3696Paramount
11August: Osage County$1,457,10158%2,319-92$628$31,006,9416Weinstein Company
12Gravity$1,091,42786%1,132-128$964$263,645,35118Warner Bros.
1312 Years a Slave$734,73170%1,172-59$627$45,574,29416Fox Searchlight
14Dallas Buyers Club$718,17067%1,052-58$683$22,326,71814Focus
15Saving Mr. Banks$544,89454%1,075-585$507$80,871,6188Disney
16Devil's Due$516,56347%1,290-1254$400$14,623,8783Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$657,11495%933-352$704$254,024,5738Warner Bros. / New Line
2Her (2013)$598,59358%803-522$745$21,023,8787Warner Bros.
3Nebraska$583,72969%875-93$667$13,446,98812Paramount Vantage
4The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$510,40484%822-229$621$421,256,40711Lionsgate
5Philomena$465,38661%56762$821$27,170,33511Weinstein Company
6The Legend Of Hercules$275,10180%598-773$460$17,857,3054Lionsgate / Summit
7The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$183,71855%410-130$448$56,841,0606Fox
8Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$169,59856%420-404$404$124,370,1027Paramount
9Inside Llewyn Davis$157,70084%214-75$737$12,425,5819CBS Films
10Gimme Shelter (2014)$154,69060%347-38$446$1,136,2902Roadside Attractions
11Walking With Dinosaurs$120,037127%323-7$372$34,920,1037Fox
12Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$97,134115%220-22$442$119,078,58719Sony / Columbia
13Captain Phillips$88,22639%245-57$360$106,521,39617Sony / Columbia
14The Book Thief$71,23342%178-19$400$20,737,26813Fox
1547 Ronin$67,86056%174-65$390$38,271,2056Universal
16Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$52,23596%16331$320$52,417,1468Lionsgate
17Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$39,52245%150-377$263$32,273,2865Paramount
18Free Birds$31,922127%135-36$236$55,506,08214Relativity Media
19Grudge Match$31,71355%241-3$132$29,328,9336Warner Bros.
20Last Vegas$21,90143%104-55$211$63,828,25914CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gloria (2014)$80,64185%2926$2,781$202,7072Roadside Attractions
2Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$17,23223%77-25$224$8,135,15010Weinstein Company
3At Middleton$16,54740%20--$827$28,3271Anchor Bay / Freestyle
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$6,03343%52-49$116$116,622,57225Weinstein Company
5All Is Lost$5,22948%25-5$209$6,240,97116Roadside Attractions
6Out of the Furnace$4,14658%36-38$115$11,325,6889Relativity Media
7Knights of Badassdom$3,67889%11-2$334$67,9292eOne Films US
8Love Is in the Air$2,19125%6--$365$3,9451Focus World