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 Fri, Mar. 21 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divergent$22,784,019--3,936--$5,789$22,784,0191Lionsgate / Summit
2Muppets Most Wanted$4,662,265--3,194--$1,460$4,662,2651Disney
3Mr. Peabody & Sherman$2,720,472140%3,607-344$754$72,022,8563Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4300: Rise of an Empire$2,401,78579%3,085-405$779$87,489,9043Warner Bros.
5Need For Speed$2,245,867136%3,1150$721$24,869,7502Disney / DreamWorks
6Non-Stop (2014)$1,855,350153%2,945-238$630$74,130,0804Universal
7The LEGO Movie$976,506102%2,501-539$390$240,213,1807Warner Bros.
8Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$935,762157%1,8960$494$10,745,7862Lionsgate
9Son of God$662,42854%2,139-851$310$53,612,0764Fox
10Frozen (2013)$166,29046%1,069-397$156$397,175,55118Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Mar. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1God's Not Dead$2,802,085--780--$3,592$2,802,0851Freestyle / Pure Flix
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,890,100445%304238$6,217$8,100,6193Fox Searchlight
3The Monuments Men$260,44145%938-656$278$74,994,1677Sony / Columbia
4Ride Along$181,955137%650-374$280$132,674,95510Universal
53 Days to Kill$168,95827%752-814$225$29,314,6005Relativity Media
6Veronica Mars$137,47965%34756$396$2,502,2232Warner Bros.
712 Years a Slave$120,90020%522-403$232$55,711,48523Fox Searchlight
8The Nut Job$75,17792%335-70$224$62,339,57010Open Road
9American Hustle$65,49244%281-222$233$149,639,89815Sony / Columbia
10RoboCop (2014)$63,477-4%328-637$194$56,917,6656Sony / Columbia
11About Last Night$62,99626%214-410$294$48,129,1666Sony / Screen Gems
12Philomena$56,59110%297-205$191$36,938,29618Weinstein Company
13Gravity$56,55527%202-118$280$272,920,83825Warner Bros.
14The Wolf of Wall Street$52,31469%215-71$243$116,549,02013Paramount
15Lone Survivor$39,03576%211-105$185$124,707,96613Universal
16Pompeii$37,454-35%201-470$186$22,725,6875Sony / TriStar
17Dallas Buyers Club$37,34122%178-103$210$26,954,68521Focus
18The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$35,65645%224-53$159$257,939,36515Warner Bros. / New Line
19The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$32,25079%211-57$153$424,449,83018Lionsgate
20Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$26,02684%128-24$203$50,367,13910Paramount
21August: Osage County$16,0556%141-62$114$37,554,93813Weinstein Company
22Winter's Tale$11,628483%14494$81$12,529,9076Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Mar. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Words$141,136888%8781$1,622$296,9092Focus
2That Awkward Moment$23,910102%93-29$257$25,926,9118Focus
3Her (2013)$18,01120%73-48$247$25,325,38114Warner Bros.
4Gloria (2014)$9,155-7%50-25$183$1,951,5709Roadside Attractions
5The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$8,66678%63-25$138$58,143,87313Fox
6Blood Ties$8,580--28--$306$8,5801Roadside Attractions
7Repentance$7,621-2%43-83$177$1,162,0194Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
8Walking With Dinosaurs$4,70519%59-39$80$36,003,23214Fox
9Vampire Academy$3,222797%3523$92$7,763,6177Weinstein Company
10Ernest & Celestine$2,067-8%7-2$295$84,9584GKIDS
11Stalingrad (2014)$1,909-56%13-57$147$982,4924Sony / Columbia
12The Art of the Steal (2014)$1,152-66%15-45$77$58,6682RADiUS-TWC
13Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$1,111-8%18-5$62$8,312,90217Weinstein Company
14Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$224187%1--$224$22,6327Rialto Pictures