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, Jul. 11 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$27,645,087--3,967--$6,969$27,645,0871Fox
2Transformers: Age of Extinction$4,920,15543%3,913-320$1,257$197,451,4533Paramount
3Tammy$4,068,46866%3,4650$1,174$48,512,0692Warner Bros. / New Line
422 Jump Street$2,056,78055%2,811-513$732$167,317,9195Sony / Columbia
5How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,814,33936%2,885-412$629$148,017,7005Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Earth to Echo$1,774,43441%3,2300$549$20,871,9732Relativity Media
7Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$1,571,71956%3,0490$515$21,873,5292Sony / Screen Gems
8Maleficent$1,253,46940%2,077-312$603$219,078,2777Disney
9Think Like a Man Too$760,55263%1,231-498$618$60,166,8144Sony / Screen Gems
10America (2014)$725,21856%1,1050$656$6,543,1983Lionsgate
11Jersey Boys$718,70226%1,968-662$365$39,913,3124Warner Bros.
12Edge of Tomorrow$554,29644%1,103-435$503$93,239,3886Warner Bros.
13The Fault in Our Stars$498,8461%1,002-863$498$118,622,3306Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Begin Again$845,962529%939764$901$3,196,7103Weinstein Company
2Chef$335,00084%70115$478$23,151,00010Open Road
3X-Men: Days of Future Past$314,47443%655-389$480$228,451,5458Fox
4Snowpiercer$187,55164%356106$527$2,187,6533RADiUS-TWC
5Rio 2$124,10826%285-26$435$129,358,92014Fox
6Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania$123,796--101--$1,226$123,7961Reliance Entertainment
7Neighbors (2014)$120,020111%267-48$450$148,398,50510Universal
8Blended$105,891121%33530$316$44,476,3868Warner Bros.
9The Amazing Spider-Man 2$103,267--275-14$376$201,356,04911Sony / Columbia
10Godzilla (2014)$77,75960%303-49$257$198,186,7109Warner Bros.
11A Million Ways to Die in the West$76,215139%188-39$405$42,478,5807Universal
12Heaven is for Real$45,240--173-13$262$90,729,79713Sony / TriStar
13Belle$39,75235%107-16$372$10,151,43711Fox Searchlight
14The LEGO Movie$25,00737%350110$71$257,282,17623Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$52,9592%410$1,292$4,142,05715Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$33,43625%921$363$2,618,9667eOne Films US
3The Other Woman (2014)$21,70213%96-46$226$83,698,81512Fox
4The Grand Budapest Hotel$20,92848%63-9$332$58,800,47319Fox Searchlight
5Mr. Peabody & Sherman$13,8085%78-33$177$111,206,03119Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Words and Pictures$13,0377%40-21$326$1,952,0038Roadside Attractions
7Yves Saint Laurent$10,06651%144$719$138,4503Weinstein Company
8Moms' Night Out$7,314--54-42$135$10,414,34110Sony / TriStar
9God's Not Dead$3,148-54%25-35$126$60,713,77317Freestyle / Pure Flix
10The Signal (2014)$1,90756%15-20$127$595,2485Focus
11Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$1,025-41%6-6$171$201,5356RADiUS-TWC
12Fed Up$687-71%202$34$1,495,93610RADiUS-TWC
13The Railway Man$566-68%11-3$51$4,432,36514Weinstein Company
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$360-77%10-13$36$8,455,46710Clarius Entertainment
15The Hornet's Nest$134191%21$67$309,79410Freestyle Releasing