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

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Sep 01Mon244$24,404,702190%$32,333,237Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 02Tue245$6,758,767-37%$8,636,048Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 03Wed246$4,697,760-41%$6,154,876Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 04Thu247$4,291,857-45%$5,622,517Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 05Fri248$13,203,011-38%$16,717,252Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 06Sat249$23,046,979-23%$28,963,322Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 07Sun250$11,833,378-63%$15,318,840Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 08Mon251$3,411,151-86%$4,542,304Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 09Tue252$4,635,494-31%$6,104,133Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 10Wed253$3,545,093-25%$4,739,318Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 11Thu254$3,590,148-16%$4,765,460Guardians of the Galaxy
Sep 12Fri255$22,600,08771%$26,533,784No Good Deed (2014)
Sep 13Sat256$32,759,12942%$38,976,513No Good Deed (2014)
Sep 14Sun257$17,971,27652%$21,574,228No Good Deed (2014)
Sep 15Mon258$4,631,60836%$5,828,046No Good Deed (2014)
Sep 16Tue259$5,894,05627%$7,376,810No Good Deed (2014)
Sep 17Wed260$4,225,40019%$5,485,067No Good Deed (2014)
Sep 18Thu261$3,793,4996%$4,895,575No Good Deed (2014)
Sep 19Fri262$28,962,31828%$31,575,801The Maze Runner
Sep 20Sat263$39,140,52419%$43,306,086The Maze Runner
Sep 21Sun264$21,900,82522%$24,336,647The Maze Runner
Sep 22Mon265$5,639,07022%$6,300,762The Maze Runner