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, Jul. 15 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$9,621,18817%3,967--$2,425$90,449,3721Fox
2Transformers: Age of Extinction$2,594,70729%3,913-320$663$213,444,9383Paramount
3Tammy$2,117,40033%3,4650$611$60,713,6162Warner Bros. / New Line
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,503,57948%2,885-412$521$154,793,5915Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Earth to Echo$1,327,39344%3,2300$411$26,834,3582Relativity Media
622 Jump Street$1,267,72027%2,811-513$451$174,027,0355Sony / Columbia
7Maleficent$981,57938%2,077-312$473$223,698,4807Disney
8Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$837,38421%3,0490$275$26,582,3642Sony / Screen Gems
9Jersey Boys$462,07133%1,968-662$235$42,522,3094Warner Bros.
10America (2014)$419,67611%1,1050$380$9,008,0933Lionsgate
11The Fault in Our Stars$343,79621%1,002-863$343$120,258,7716Fox
12Think Like a Man Too$326,30619%1,231-498$265$62,408,8084Sony / Screen Gems
13Edge of Tomorrow$312,18628%1,103-435$283$95,054,5476Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jul. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Begin Again$483,19736%939764$515$6,010,5343Weinstein Company
2Chef$210,91020%70115$301$24,461,50910Open Road
3X-Men: Days of Future Past$185,08622%655-389$283$229,498,6278Fox
4Snowpiercer$93,7457%356106$263$2,816,8273RADiUS-TWC
5Rio 2$93,25842%285-26$327$129,785,78614Fox
6Blended$64,09821%33530$191$44,830,3388Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$55,94024%267-48$210$148,737,31510Universal
8Godzilla (2014)$41,51917%303-49$137$198,432,0869Warner Bros.
9A Million Ways to Die in the West$27,26016%188-39$145$42,666,4507Universal
10The LEGO Movie$26,4819%350110$76$257,386,64923Warner Bros.
11Belle$25,35128%107-16$237$10,294,57511Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jul. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$59,14436%410$1,443$4,343,30115Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Boyhood$57,073-10%5--$11,415$507,8211IFC Films
3The Grand Seduction$32,91958%921$358$2,760,5937eOne Films US
4The Other Woman (2014)$11,89426%96-46$124$83,763,59712Fox
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$11,64916%63-9$185$58,870,57319Fox Searchlight
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$9,74063%78-33$125$111,249,13319Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Words and Pictures$9,64645%40-21$241$2,002,8278Roadside Attractions
8Yves Saint Laurent$5,6408%144$403$173,1243Weinstein Company
9Fed Up$2,608-2%202$130$1,506,40710RADiUS-TWC
10God's Not Dead$2,51053%25-35$100$60,726,40017Freestyle / Pure Flix
11The Railway Man$84050%11-3$76$4,436,48414Weinstein Company
12The Signal (2014)$79445%15-20$53$598,7625Focus
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$578165%10-13$58$8,457,12110Clarius Entertainment
14The Hornet's Nest$90-50%21$45$310,45110Freestyle Releasing
15Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$75-40%6-6$13$202,6056RADiUS-TWC