Grosses

The Equalizer' Surpasses the $40M Mark on Tuesday; 'The Maze Runner' Runs Past the $60M MarkOctober 01, 2014 12:50 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's The Equalizer grossed $3.63 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The action thriller starring Denzel Washington was up a very solid 22 percent over Monday's performance. The Equalizer surpassed the $40 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $40.74 million in five days. That is in line with the film's lofty pre-release expectations and places the film nearly on par with the $40.93 million five-day start of 2010's The Book of Eli.

The Maze Runner held steady in second with $1.25 million. The young adult adaptation from Fox was up 29 percent from Monday and down a respectable 48 percent from last Tuesday. The Maze Runner surpassed the $60 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $60.18 million through twelve days of release. The Maze Runner is already on the verge of reaching the $61.74 million final domestic gross of last year's Ender's Game.

The Boxtrolls took in $0.86 million to remain in third place. The latest 3D stop motion animated film from Focus and Laika increased 18 percent over Monday's performance. The Boxtrolls has grossed a stronger than expected $18.87 million in its first five days. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $17.29 million five-day start of 2012's ParaNorman and 1 percent ahead of the $18.71 million five-day take of 2009's Coraline.

Warner's This Is Where I Leave You grossed $0.81 million to continue to claim fourth. The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey was up a strong 41 percent over Monday and down just 33 percent from last Tuesday. This Is Where I Leave You has grossed $23.82 million in twelve days. While that is a bit below expectations, the film continues to display very solid holding power thus far.

Universal's A Walk Among the Tombstones rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.54 million. The action thriller starring Liam Neeson was up 38 percent from Monday, but still down a sharp 57 percent from last Tuesday. A Walk Among the Tombstones has grossed an underwhelming $21.76 million in twelve days and continues to display early signs of being significantly front-loaded.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 1 - Sun, Aug. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$94,320,883--4,080--$23,118$94,320,8831Disney
2Lucy$18,252,590-58%3,20229$5,700$79,539,9752Universal
3Get On Up$13,585,915--2,468--$5,505$13,585,9151Universal
4Hercules (2014)$11,010,367-63%3,5950$3,063$52,658,4152Paramount
5Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$8,690,314-48%3,283-385$2,647$189,319,9874Fox
6Planes: Fire and Rescue$6,044,003-37%3,241-598$1,865$47,216,2093Disney
7The Purge: Anarchy$5,853,245-44%2,656-200$2,204$63,264,2203Universal
8Sex Tape$3,522,201-42%2,500-562$1,409$33,880,6653Sony / Columbia
9And So It Goes$3,261,935-30%1,81654$1,796$10,390,7182Clarius Entertainment
10Transformers: Age of Extinction$2,241,072-52%1,732-744$1,294$241,206,9876Paramount
11Tammy$1,568,002-55%1,415-1147$1,108$81,530,7075Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$3,242,16221%726365$4,466$6,976,8112Roadside Attractions
2Boyhood$2,398,68336%310203$7,738$7,442,0634IFC Films
3Maleficent$1,272,342-31%681-396$1,868$234,740,47310Disney
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,216,629-46%861-497$1,413$168,570,6868Fox / DreamWorks Animation
522 Jump Street$1,180,532-55%828-785$1,426$188,441,6148Sony / Columbia
6Begin Again$668,236-58%727-517$919$13,755,5736Weinstein Company
7Chef$657,530-14%350-55$1,879$28,309,99913Open Road
8Edge of Tomorrow$629,58620%40249$1,566$98,621,3469Warner Bros.
9Wish I Was Here$610,109-47%753128$810$3,054,0753Focus
10The Fluffy Movie$530,206-60%4320$1,227$2,370,1582Open Road
11Earth to Echo$470,536-66%536-736$878$36,978,2055Relativity Media
12Kick$439,304-59%162-15$2,712$2,100,0412UTV Motion Pictures
13Captain America: The Winter Soldier$398,956193%18118$2,204$259,322,89018Disney
14America (2014)$354,731-61%478-282$742$14,074,7746Lionsgate
15The Fault in Our Stars$316,902-34%282-105$1,124$123,403,6409Fox
16Jersey Boys$285,089-43%286-176$997$46,222,8547Warner Bros.
17Godzilla (2014)$241,850-37%277-25$873$200,163,95312Warner Bros.
18X-Men: Days of Future Past$187,084-53%190-99$985$231,696,33711Fox
19Neighbors (2014)$174,295-30%177-31$985$149,771,25513Universal
20Rio 2$171,317-23%212-18$808$131,020,63317Fox
21Blended$149,673-28%187-36$800$45,889,19111Warner Bros.
22The Amazing Spider-Man 2$119,966-32%161-26$745$202,644,00114Sony / Columbia
23Think Like a Man Too$112,399-69%115-202$977$65,028,6877Sony / Screen Gems
24Snowpiercer$110,192-46%100-49$1,102$4,139,1996RADiUS-TWC
25Million Dollar Arm$77,177-26%101-39$764$36,312,73912Disney
26I Origins$67,214-13%12246$551$233,3343Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Magic in the Moonlight$740,75980%6548$11,396$1,323,0952Sony Pictures Classics
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$166,674-10%410$4,065$5,436,36618Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$93,920-65%97-224$968$30,523,5685Sony / Screen Gems
4Hubble 3D$75,26328%9-5$8,363$45,473,641229Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Calvary$74,149--4--$18,537$74,1491Fox Searchlight
6Journey to the South Pacific$70,2361%180$3,902$4,147,96136IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
7Obvious Child$67,467-13%44-19$1,533$2,895,9019A24
8Heaven is for Real$52,621-45%96-33$548$91,386,09716Sony / TriStar
9The Grand Seduction$47,725-39%50-24$955$3,204,78410eOne Films US
10Mood Indigo$38,05857%2013$1,903$118,9113Drafthouse Films
11Ida (2014)$35,939-46%33-15$1,089$3,551,00614Music Box Films
12Belle$30,595-44%43-15$712$10,645,03914Fox Searchlight
13A Five Star Life$28,680193%76$4,097$73,3883Music Box Films
14Child of God$27,630--8--$3,454$27,6301Well Go USA
15Mr. Peabody & Sherman$25,4044%591$431$111,392,58022Fox / DreamWorks Animation
16Le Chef$23,197-22%184$1,289$306,7247Cohen Media Group
17Persecuted$21,194-87%32-352$662$1,546,2193Millennium Entertainment
18Land Ho!$19,375-40%195$1,020$173,9104Sony Pictures Classics
19Jerusalem 3D$18,1783%100$1,818$4,837,18846National Geographic
20Life Itself$16,854-66%44-33$383$712,2435Magnolia Pictures
21The Grand Budapest Hotel$15,008-44%23-14$653$59,034,59922Fox Searchlight
22Under the Sea 3D$14,14827%6-2$2,358$34,219,524286Warner Bros. / IMAX
23Code Black$13,136116%104$1,314$135,6147Long Shot Factory
2450 to 1$12,537-5%103$1,254$842,79420Ten Furlongs
25Words and Pictures$12,289-56%18-10$683$2,140,90611Roadside Attractions
26Venus in Fur$10,398-57%31-14$335$327,8897IFC Films
27The Other Woman (2014)$10,046-51%22-17$457$83,892,21815Fox
28Yves Saint Laurent$9,985-38%80$1,248$262,4076Weinstein Company
29Born to Be Wild 3D$9,898521%7-1$1,414$23,485,722174Warner Bros. / IMAX
30Third Person$9,622-48%9-26$1,069$874,8057Sony Pictures Classics
31Only Lovers Left Alive$8,283-8%7-3$1,183$1,841,12217Sony Pictures Classics
32Happy Christmas$7,016-7%95$780$17,4392Magnolia Pictures
33The LEGO Movie$6,951-81%38-164$183$257,716,50726Warner Bros.
34Under the Skin (2014)$6,454-21%5-3$1,291$2,605,03918A24
35The Rover$5,776-34%6-5$963$1,089,1508A24
36A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$5,524-17%71$789$134,2657Big World Pictures
37Locke$4,212-19%4-1$1,053$1,361,42315A24
38There’s No Place Like Utopia$4,19029%54$838$45,2543Rocky Mountain Pictures
39A Master Builder$4,135-41%10$4,135$21,4872Abramorama
40The Double (2014)$4,05882%92$451$196,63213Magnolia Pictures
41God's Not Dead$3,714-12%7-2$531$60,753,73520Freestyle / Pure Flix
42A Coffee in Berlin$3,675-42%7-2$525$146,1358Music Box Films
43Fed Up$3,086-28%7-6$441$1,533,02513RADiUS-TWC
44The Lunchbox$2,706-63%4-4$677$4,207,84123Sony Pictures Classics
45Siddharth$2,672-23%2-2$1,336$48,6176Zeitgeist Films
46Finding Vivian Maier$2,228-29%95$248$1,503,61619IFC Films
47We Are the Best!$1,099-12%31$366$174,24410Magnolia Pictures
48To the Arctic 3D$1,014-32%41$254$14,159,514120Warner Bros. / IMAX
49Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,000--1--$1,000$147,41816Rialto Pictures
50The Jewish Cardinal$926--1--$926$133,06630Film Movement
51Moebius$876--1--$876$8761RAM Releasing
52Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$855-13%40$214$210,5299RADiUS-TWC
53The Last Sentence$81957%21$410$48,5947Music Box Films
54For No Good Reason$714151%21$357$66,31115Sony Pictures Classics
55Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger$709-49%2-2$355$73,7116Magnolia Pictures
56Night Moves$4814%20$241$252,90310Cinedigm
57A Long Way Off$403-34%10$403$29,7779Moving Visions Entertainment
58Accident (2014 re-issue)$378--1--$378$17,16111Rialto Pictures
59As It Is in Heaven (2014)$340-87%10$340$9,7854Embark Visuals
60Bicycling with Molière$207--1--$207$59,62415Strand Releasing
61Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$197--1--$197$63,06225Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
62For a Woman$126--1--$126$32,28614Film Movement