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 Tue, Jun. 17 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$7,348,9088%3,306--$2,223$71,251,2791Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$5,905,50417%4,253--$1,389$60,413,1141Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Maleficent$2,841,61025%3,623-325$784$168,133,0683Disney
4The Fault in Our Stars$2,641,27914%3,273100$807$85,716,2562Fox
5Edge of Tomorrow$2,083,41325%3,50515$594$60,757,1292Warner Bros.
6X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,242,44620%3,042-597$408$208,532,5774Fox
7A Million Ways to Die in the West$459,58027%2,413-747$190$37,929,7553Universal
8Godzilla (2014)$458,10219%2,088-1022$219$192,298,7585Warner Bros.
9Neighbors (2014)$378,28025%1,896-778$200$143,702,9206Universal
10Chef$306,21436%1,102-196$278$14,519,4756Open Road
11Blended$279,13535%1,581-1347$177$40,872,9644Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man 2$133,90814%682-799$196$198,637,9947Sony / Columbia
2Million Dollar Arm$105,88330%577-1066$184$33,658,8745Disney
3Belle$82,32032%338-138$244$8,714,2457Fox Searchlight
4Rio 2$75,19729%383-319$196$126,800,37910Fox
5Divergent$71,71819%33638$213$149,753,46213Lionsgate / Summit
6Heaven is for Real$60,09325%53286$113$89,510,5329Sony / TriStar
7Words and Pictures$51,83325%217119$239$1,159,2324Roadside Attractions
8The Grand Seduction$48,92550%104-3$470$1,361,5883eOne Films US
9The LEGO Movie$43,8631%30127$146$256,417,58219Warner Bros.
10The Other Woman (2014)$38,29728%244-245$157$82,801,2858Fox
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$29,84646%207-17$144$110,672,86815Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Grand Budapest Hotel$27,06427%149-36$182$58,158,19915Fox Searchlight
13The Signal (2014)$24,7768%120--$206$203,4211Focus
14The Immigrant$23,16448%140-5$165$1,725,6905Weinstein Company
15God's Not Dead$22,95124%150-50$153$60,342,43513Freestyle / Pure Flix
16Noah$9,55622%103-33$93$101,180,96512Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$34,361-5%412$838$3,024,97611Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Moms' Night Out$11,35561%81-211$140$10,098,3196Sony / TriStar
3Fed Up$9,325-7%56-32$167$1,346,7176RADiUS-TWC
4Brick Mansions$8,14312%85-14$96$20,237,6088Relativity Media
5The Railway Man$5,64778%50-127$113$4,315,80510Weinstein Company
6Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$4,30624%18--$239$70,2272RADiUS-TWC
7Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,7146%43-41$86$8,340,5776Clarius Entertainment
8Draft Day$3,18974%53-60$60$28,836,16610Lionsgate / Summit
9Oculus$2,2266%31-16$72$27,678,47510Relativity Media
10Transcendence$2,16510%58-47$37$23,018,6399Warner Bros.
11The Hornet's Nest$1,08897%3-13$363$300,5666Freestyle Releasing
12The Unknown Known$898491%30$299$274,65311RADiUS-TWC
13Filmistaan$321-19%8-16$40$45,0232UTV Motion Pictures
14Accident (2014 re-issue)$3000%1--$300$14,9164Rialto Pictures
15Heropanti$150317%1-2$150$63,2374UTV Motion Pictures
16Blue Ruin$35-81%2-1$18$257,1248RADiUS-TWC