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 Mon, Aug. 4 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$11,722,356-54%4,080--$2,873$106,043,2391Disney
2Lucy$2,321,450-57%3,20229$725$81,861,4252Universal
3Hercules (2014)$1,421,112-59%3,5950$395$54,079,5272Paramount
4Get On Up$1,246,350-65%2,468--$505$14,832,2651Universal
5Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$1,143,549-58%3,283-385$348$190,463,5364Fox
6The Purge: Anarchy$849,920-51%2,656-200$320$64,114,1403Universal
7Planes: Fire and Rescue$818,864-53%3,241-598$253$48,035,0733Disney
8Sex Tape$538,867-47%2,500-562$216$34,419,5323Sony / Columbia
9And So It Goes$383,973-60%1,81654$211$10,774,6912Clarius Entertainment
10Transformers: Age of Extinction$319,523-54%1,732-744$184$241,526,5106Paramount
11Tammy$193,472-55%1,415-1147$137$81,724,1795Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Aug. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$330,153-65%726365$455$7,306,9642Roadside Attractions
2Boyhood$283,389--310203$914$7,725,8504IFC Films
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$228,725-40%861-497$266$168,799,4118Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Maleficent$211,851-46%681-396$311$234,952,32410Disney
522 Jump Street$205,681-41%828-785$248$188,647,2958Sony / Columbia
6Begin Again$90,034-54%727-517$124$13,845,6076Weinstein Company
7Edge of Tomorrow$83,373-58%40249$207$98,704,7199Warner Bros.
8Chef$82,953-59%350-55$237$28,392,95213Open Road
9Wish I Was Here$80,722-57%753128$107$3,134,7973Focus
10Earth to Echo$79,919-44%536-736$149$37,058,1245Relativity Media
11The Fluffy Movie$64,248-63%4320$149$2,434,4062Open Road
12Kick$61,800-57%162-15$381$2,161,8412UTV Motion Pictures
13The Fault in Our Stars$59,371-38%282-105$211$123,463,0119Fox
14America (2014)$47,050-54%478-282$98$14,121,8246Lionsgate
15Jersey Boys$37,368-58%286-176$131$46,260,2227Warner Bros.
16Godzilla (2014)$35,334-54%277-25$128$200,199,28712Warner Bros.
17X-Men: Days of Future Past$28,704-48%190-99$151$231,725,04111Fox
18Rio 2$27,081-46%212-18$128$131,047,71417Fox
19Blended$23,236-50%187-36$124$45,912,42711Warner Bros.
20Neighbors (2014)$19,390-75%177-31$110$149,790,64513Universal
21Snowpiercer$17,141-50%100-49$171$4,156,3406RADiUS-TWC
22I Origins$9,624-57%12246$79$242,9583Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Aug. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$45,805-11%410$1,117$5,482,17118Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$12,033-20%50-24$241$3,216,81710eOne Films US
3Calvary$8,384-66%4--$2,096$82,5331Fox Searchlight
4Mr. Peabody & Sherman$3,853-37%591$65$111,396,43322Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Words and Pictures$2,436-30%18-10$135$2,143,34211Roadside Attractions
6Yves Saint Laurent$2,350-43%80$294$264,7576Weinstein Company
7The LEGO Movie$2,161-2%38-164$57$257,718,66826Warner Bros.
8Fed Up$640-28%7-6$91$1,533,66513RADiUS-TWC
9God's Not Dead$461-59%7-2$66$60,754,19620Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$14022%40$35$210,6699RADiUS-TWC
11Accident (2014 re-issue)$115-16%1--$115$17,21111Rialto Pictures
12As It Is in Heaven (2014)$80-23%1--$80$9,8654Embark Visuals
13A Long Way Off$71-53%10$71$29,8489Moving Visions Entertainment