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, May. 23 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: Days of Future Past$35,511,974--3,996--$8,887$35,511,9741Fox
2Godzilla (2014)$8,799,93592%3,9520$2,227$126,148,3022Warner Bros.
3Blended$4,373,223--3,555--$1,230$4,373,2231Warner Bros.
4Neighbors (2014)$4,293,160114%3,266-45$1,315$103,973,0253Universal
5The Amazing Spider-Man 2$2,047,41999%3,160-831$648$179,148,6114Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Arm$1,820,309165%3,0190$603$15,355,1142Disney
7The Other Woman (2014)$1,096,43897%2,154-900$509$76,612,9055Fox
8Rio 2$536,207119%1,701-670$315$119,634,2477Fox
9Heaven is for Real$500,22735%1,720-1173$291$84,300,3056Sony / TriStar
10Captain America: The Winter Soldier$444,23751%1,373-898$324$252,285,2358Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$562,187587%498426$1,129$1,850,4863Open Road
2Belle$427,590296%453280$944$2,627,3504Fox Searchlight
3Moms' Night Out$234,13320%861-185$272$8,199,9793Sony / TriStar
4Divergent$184,83497%644-347$287$147,394,75510Lionsgate / Summit
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$165,11144%360-270$459$56,097,55712Fox Searchlight
6The Railway Man$152,555317%600417$254$3,043,9487Weinstein Company
7The Immigrant$113,6571515%147144$773$183,9972Weinstein Company
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$108,263-30%674-1904$161$7,341,5413Clarius Entertainment
9The LEGO Movie$97,897133%323-32$303$254,612,38516Warner Bros.
10Fed Up$69,572195%10247$682$530,6083RADiUS-TWC
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$66,388214%286-33$232$109,459,24012Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12God's Not Dead$58,047-35%245-535$237$59,328,28110Freestyle / Pure Flix
13Noah$55,511165%219-67$253$100,410,8179Paramount
14Brick Mansions$42,44812%168-556$253$19,846,1565Relativity Media
15Non-Stop (2014)$42,075124%153-67$275$91,560,78013Universal
16Transcendence$27,24518%202-113$135$22,761,1596Warner Bros.
17Draft Day$22,053-11%145-350$152$28,514,6137Lionsgate / Summit
18Oculus$15,397112%105-35$147$27,480,4337Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$51,09814%392$1,310$2,020,1508Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Hornet's Nest$28,097655%5740$493$93,5723Freestyle Releasing
3Words and Pictures$22,763--10--$2,276$22,7631Roadside Attractions
4A Haunted House 2$17,64786%88-36$201$17,114,5196Open Road
5Heropanti$9,915--16--$620$9,9151UTV Motion Pictures
6The Quiet Ones$9,754-13%92-249$106$8,418,6555Lionsgate
7300: Rise of an Empire$8,441-15%71-84$119$106,539,31512Warner Bros.
8Accident (2014 re-issue)$1,962--1--$1,962$1,9621Rialto Pictures
9Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,858108%4-4$465$123,0386Rialto Pictures
10Bad Words$731-72%21-62$35$7,775,37011Focus
112 States$580-76%4-28$145$2,234,6906UTV Motion Pictures
12Blue Ruin$507-70%5-19$101$246,2925RADiUS-TWC
13The Unknown Known$30687%52$61$267,8238RADiUS-TWC
14Grand D├ępart$120--1--$120$1201Rialto Premieres