'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, Aug. 1 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$37,845,336--4,080--$9,276$37,845,3361Disney
3Get On Up$4,887,830--2,468--$1,980$4,887,8301Universal
4Hercules (2014)$3,170,03250%3,5950$882$44,818,0802Paramount
5Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$2,440,43152%3,283-385$743$183,070,1044Fox
6The Purge: Anarchy$1,844,68064%2,656-200$695$59,255,6553Universal
7Planes: Fire and Rescue$1,774,94835%3,241-598$548$42,947,1543Disney
8Sex Tape$1,077,95955%2,500-562$431$31,436,4233Sony / Columbia
9And So It Goes$929,50470%1,81654$512$8,058,2872Clarius Entertainment
10Transformers: Age of Extinction$618,73622%1,732-744$357$239,584,6516Paramount
11Tammy$475,10931%1,415-1147$336$80,437,8145Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$838,358238%726365$1,155$4,573,0072Roadside Attractions
322 Jump Street$345,70815%828-785$418$187,606,7908Sony / Columbia
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$334,046-8%861-497$388$167,688,1038Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Edge of Tomorrow$180,571223%40249$449$98,172,3319Warner Bros.
6Begin Again$179,1508%727-517$246$13,266,4876Weinstein Company
7Wish I Was Here$169,45337%753128$225$2,613,4193Focus
8Chef$155,10573%350-55$443$27,807,57413Open Road
9The Fluffy Movie$153,21741%4320$355$1,993,1692Open Road
10Earth to Echo$141,154-37%536-736$263$36,648,8235Relativity Media
11Kick$120,61559%162-15$745$1,781,3522UTV Motion Pictures
12America (2014)$101,846-4%478-282$213$13,821,8896Lionsgate
13The Fault in Our Stars$97,07811%282-105$344$123,183,8169Fox
14Godzilla (2014)$71,27538%277-25$257$199,993,37812Warner Bros.
15Jersey Boys$70,4022%286-176$246$46,008,1677Warner Bros.
16X-Men: Days of Future Past$54,9436%190-99$289$231,564,19611Fox
17Rio 2$51,86819%212-18$245$130,901,18417Fox
18Blended$43,99037%187-36$235$45,783,50811Warner Bros.
19Neighbors (2014)$39,76053%177-31$225$149,636,72013Universal
20Think Like a Man Too$38,101--115-202$331$64,954,3897Sony / Screen Gems
21The Amazing Spider-Man 2$34,615--161-26$215$202,558,65014Sony / Columbia
23I Origins$18,00464%12246$148$184,1243Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$52,090-13%410$1,270$5,321,78218Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$25,951--97-224$268$30,455,5995Sony / Screen Gems
3Calvary$19,852--4--$4,963$19,8521Fox Searchlight
4Heaven is for Real$15,403--96-33$160$91,348,87916Sony / TriStar
5The Grand Seduction$13,24412%50-24$265$3,170,30310eOne Films US
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$8,82240%591$150$111,375,99822Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Words and Pictures$3,673-11%18-10$204$2,132,29011Roadside Attractions
8Yves Saint Laurent$2,347-17%80$293$254,7696Weinstein Company
9The LEGO Movie$2,159-90%38-164$57$257,711,71526Warner Bros.
10God's Not Dead$939-14%7-2$134$60,750,96020Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Fed Up$880175%7-6$126$1,530,81913RADiUS-TWC
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$410--1--$410$146,82816Rialto Pictures
13Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$332225%40$83$210,0069RADiUS-TWC
14As It Is in Heaven (2014)$111--1--$111$9,5564Embark Visuals
15A Long Way Off$77-9%10$77$29,4519Moving Visions Entertainment
16Accident (2014 re-issue)$42--1--$42$16,82511Rialto Pictures